I never really did much STEM in my classroom because all the materials and upfront work just overwhelmed me. Teaching and managing a classroom and all the other things that go along with the profession is already overwhelming enough…can I get an amen? So STEM was something that happened few and far between.
I created my monthly STEM activities with the hope that they will help teachers that want to start integrating some STEM into their classrooms, but want something that’s simple prep, quick clean up, and easy to follow.
APRIL SPRING STEM ACTIVITIES
They come with a challenge sheet (color and black/white) that states the challenge as well as the materials to use. These activities can be done in stations where students rotate through them over a week, month, day….whatever works best for YOU!
They also come with reflection sheets that can be stapled together and made into a book for students to use while they complete the STEM stations.
Also, there is an editable parent/guardian donation letter to send home with your students asking for donations of the STEM materials needed that month for the stations.
These were created for a kindergarten and/or first grade classroom.
What I like about these STEM activities is that they can be completed independently or in groups.