“This past year in STEM we worked primarily on beginning STEM practices - working together, thinking through problems, and basic engineering processes. We learned how to be effective partners in groups, how to really listen to other’s ideas, how to learn from our mistakes, and that hot glue guns are hot!
“Some projects that we worked on were: building vegetable stands to go along with the story “Tops and Bottoms;” building bridges; growing flowers; discovering aerodynamics through paper airplanes; building bird houses; designing mandalas; making solar ovens; creating tower replicas; and so many more!”
The excitement and engagement in the studies and activities Ms. Yorba led could be heard through the walls into the library next door. We are so lucky to have her and are thankful for her great work with our students!
by Melissa Cairns