The kids are all nestled all soundly in bed...while visions of really excited students go around in YOUR head. Kids love to be actively engaged! I know that can be hard when it gets cold outside or you are needing to test your students, or that our kiddos know there is a break in sight...
Focus On Fifth...a team of teachers devoted to 5th grade...(a grade I taught for over 15 years, until I switched to K-5 science) are hosting a great link up to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas! Here is how we can celebrate along with them...whether you teach 5th or like me anything in between, here are great ideas for the holidays!
A great way to support academics, yet unwrap some holiday fun, is to read a great book that can tie in Science Stations...STEM engineering fun...or even team building reading...writing...science activities! Let's get started!!!
Here are some easy STEM steps to unwrap some holiday fun:
1. Pick a great picture book to start discussion. For my Penguin stations I like to use...
3. Using the scientific process is key to making another key transition...making connections through writing. For each station that my students participate in...we follow up by drawing... reflecting... modifying...and sharing our ideas with the class(which are included for each station in the packs!
If you want to unwrap some Gingerbread fun...cookie decorating...gingerbread house making...reading and writing...and STEM science fun...Here are some more great ideas for before and after Christmas break!
Again...First, unwrap a great book!
Finally...reflect...modify...and then share! And repeat with another great STEM station!
Here are some great STEM products or what I like to call Teacher's Little Helpers to get you through the holiday season and beyond...
|STEM Penguin Stations on TPT|
|STEM Christmas Stations on TPT|
|Gingerbread STEM Station Pack on TPT|
|Christmas Science Stations on TPT|
|STEM Winter/Christmas Stations for Littles on TPT|
Happy Holidays from the Science School Yard!