Hi friends! Happy February!
The past month has been a whirlwind to say the very least. We have been keeping ourselves pretty busy in 3rd grade. I have enjoyed a weekend away in Los Angeles for the 2nd Teacher Powered Schools Conference and not enjoyed a cold both before AND after the conference (fortunately it was gone while I was away--must've been the sunshine and warm weather!).
At any rate, recently I had a Donor's Choose grant fully funded and we got our materials just before I went on my trip to LA. I asked for a STEM bundle that includes 8 different kits from Lakeshore Learning.
This past Friday we did our first STEM challenge as part of our Fun Friday (it was still fun but they were also learning -- win/win!). The kids are adorably hilarious as they test their design. They literally cheer when it doesn't fall down after the required 20 seconds. (I was surprised it held up because if you look carefully it does almost topple when they put the last figure on.)
Check it out: