Mini S.T.E.M.

What is S.T.E.M. education?  S.T.E.M. is our kid’s future.  S.T.E.M.  is science, technology, engineering, and math. In each one of these areas of learning it is imperative that our kids need to be comfortable with and enjoy tackling the challenges that come their way in order to excel in their adult lives.  S.T.E.M.  makes creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors. Exposing kids to simple S.T.E.M. ideas and challenges at an early age sets a foundation for higher learning tomorrow. 

This class is designed for young learners and will be a tutor led course.  We will start with a story that poses us with a “problem” to be solved.  Students will then be led through the STEM process as a class (ask, imagine, plan, create, test, improve).  They will work together as a large group, reinforcing honoring everyone’s ideas, collaboration, while also teaching the fundamentals of the STEM process.  Toward the end of the year, the students will start working more independently on the steps and completing challenges without as much tutor intervention.

Our goal in S.T.E.M. education is activating students’ curiosity, leading them to ask good questions, and transferring the responsibility for learning from the teacher to the student. Guests with different areas of expertise such as science, math, computer technology, air and space, will be brought in as available.  

Class Homework Requirements: none

Tuesday      

TIME: 2:35-4:05
GRADES: K-2
CLASS FEE: $325
SUPPLY FEE: $75
TUTOR:Michelle Scheri

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the school year, we will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. I will use a combination of supplies you are likely to have at home and/or a supply bag I send home with students for challenges to be completed. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes.