“Can you teach me?”

“Can you teach me?”

11.15.19

Hello dear Stems families and friends!

Welcome to this week’s adventures in the Stems room! Although the week was short, it was filled with active explorations, discoveries, and interesting conversation. Amidst these observations, we heard some of the Stems ask their friends who had different skill-sets to teach them how to do something they didn’t know how to do yet as well as the friends who had the skill sets offer to teach friends how to complete tasks.

In this week’s blog, we will cover the following-

  • Recipes + Transferring
  • Tinkering
  • Literacy

 

Recipes & Transferring

In the sensory bin this week, we added fine white sand* as the main material along with colored sand in the shakers! The sand provided a different sensory experience for the Stems. “This is soft!” was a frequently heard comment from the Stems. While they were experimenting with the sand, they ran their fingers through it, held it in their hands, and let it stream through their fingers.¬†

*Thank you to Sienna for the donation of the sand!

Tinkering 

The utilization of materials in the tinker tray has continued! The Stems have continued to connect, attach, wrap, and create a variety of objects which then frequently transform into having a variety of purposes as well as are frequently used in their transformation play. We also added a couple of new materials to the tinker trays this week- small circular thick hair bands as well as the re-introduction of thin craft sticks. Also in their creations, a couple of Stems requested that his/her creation be hung up on the mobile while a couple of others added their creations to the tinker structure.

 

Literacy

The interest in literacy continues! This interest has continued to transfer into the outside classroom as well as the indoor classroom, where writing, drawing, and mark-making are incorporated on single sheets of paper to multiple pieces of paper in a book!

 

Thank you for joining us again on this week’s journey! We look forward to next week and the conversations, explorations, and discoveries that each week brings.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Hugs, The Stems Educators