We had a wonderful day celebrating International Day of Peace by placing our Pinwheels for Peace by the Husmann sign!! Even though it was hot and hard to put them in the ground, it was a spectacular display of art!
I would like to thank all the students and teachers that participated today.
I would also like to thank Crystal Lake's Home Depot for donating 550 paint sticks so we could make our pinwheels work.
During our first week of STEM, we read Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds. Kindergarten and first grade drew pictures of what they dreamed to be when they grew up or even what they dreamed to be able to do in a few years. Second grade through fifth grade filled in the blank: I am a ______ dreamer. and had a classmate take a picture of them. I compiled everyone's papers into a class book. They are hung on the bulletin board by the STEM room. I will give them to their classroom teachers in a few weeks.
I am especially excited to start my new teaching journey as Husmann's STEM teacher! I know I have big shoes to fill, so hopefully everything will go smoothly!
Please 'follow' me on Twitter (@kktilton) to see pictures and videos of what's happening in STEM. If you don't have a Twitter account, all feeds will be posted HERE on this website - at the bottom. I will also have your child(ren) post to their classroom SeeSaw accounts, so make sure to sign up when you get your log-in information. (Soon, all teachers will have SeeSaw.)
If you are getting rid of anything recyclable, please think about sending them in so that our children will have materials for our 'builds' throughout the year. I will hopefully have large garbage cans in the hallway outside of my classroom to contain these items: papertowel rolls, toilet paper rolls, milk jugs, egg cartons, pop cans, kleenex boxes, small cardboard boxes, or anything else you can think of!
If you are wondering how else you can help, I have a "Helping Hands" list outside of my classroom. Come on by and grab one! Some things on the list are: STEM books that will be awesome to use this year, Barnes and Noble gift cards, and a few more things.