Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Welcome Back!

 The 2023-24 school year is here!  I look forward to seeing all of our students in the STEM Lab soon!

Monday, May 8, 2023

NJSLA Testing - May 8-26

 3rd - 6th graders will take the NJSLA in math, ELA, and science (5th)

Monday, May 1, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - May 1-5

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade - Students will have a "choice" lesson where they get the opportunity to choose from three previous programs/websites to spend more time with.

6th Grade Project - Soda Bottle Rockets - Students will design and build a soda bottle rocket with the goal of improving upon the design of a plain soda bottle.  Student-built rockets will be launched on Friday with the hangtime measured in seconds.

Monday, April 24, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - April 24-28

3rd Grade - Students will have an opportunity to continue to work on their houses in Minecraft from the Area & Perimeter project.

4th Grade Project - Photo Editing - Students will learn how to edit photos: first, by taking a picture of themselves and inserting another background; and second, by removing objects from a picture and replacing the space left behind.

5th Grade - Students will have the opportunity to try our new flight simulators from the Civil Air Patrol.

Monday, April 17, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - April 17-21

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grade - Students will celebrate National Robotics Week by discussing various "Robot All Stars" and then programming a Sphero Indi.

3rd Grade Project - Area & Perimeter in MinecraftEdu - Students will design and build a house in Minecraft as they practice using math concepts.

Monday, April 3, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - April 3-6

1st Grade - Students will explore a virtual world and complete challenges in MinecraftEdu.

2nd Grade - Students will get to drive the top 5 racetracks in the class as well as receive their certificate and rank from the engineering project.

3rd Grade - Students will begin planning for the upcoming area and perimeter project in Minecraft Edu by designing a house on paper first.

4th Grade - Students will work together in small groups to design and build a bridge in MinecraftEdu.

Monday, March 27, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - March 27-31

Kindergarten - Students will design their own egg using Tux Paint.

1st Grade - Students will navigate a virtual world in MinecraftEdu.

2nd Grade Project - Engineering - Students will use the Engineering Design Process to build and test a working racetrack in TrackMania.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - March 23-24

4th Grade - Students will use paint markers to add color to their custom designed 3D printed bookmarks.

5th Grade - Students will use Tinkercad to create custom designed 3D printed bubble wands.

Monday, March 13, 2023

This Week in the STEM Lab - March 13-16

Kindergarten/1st Grade - Students will continue working on their courses.

2nd Grade - Students will begin the first day of our upcoming Engineering Project.

3rd Grade - Students will design and build a labyrinth in Minecraft Education.

4th Grade - Students will finish designing their bookmark to be 3D printed.