S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M.


S.T.E.A.M. in Kindergarten at Forest Manor 2017-2018!

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We are fortunate to have eight Kindergarten classrooms at Forest Manor P.S. this year! Our Kindergarten students are actively engaged, curious and innovative young learners who enjoy learning through a S.T.EA.M.-based approach. What is S.T.E.A.M.?  S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. We integrate the five main learning areas in our daily classroom programs as well as in Mrs.Wong’s S.T.E.A.M. program. Mrs. Wong and the Early Childhood Educators work closely with students for one hour weekly to learn, ask questions and discover using an inquiry-based model. Here, students are learning to code with a robotic mouse called ‘Mouse Code N Go’ with the support of an E.C.E. Students were initially introduced to coding concepts in kindergarten through ‘unplugged coding challenges such as in December, with ‘The Gingerbread Man Coding Challenge!’ Recently, students have been working on engineering marble runs and creating their own using recycled materials. Many innovators showed their true talent when designing Lego Marble Runs and mazes for their peers to try out.


Upcoming Events: Kinder Makerspace is back!!!!

Our Kinder Makerspace program runs every Wednesday at lunch for six week blocks from January to June 2018 this year. Mrs. Wong and a group of dedicated teachers work with grades 3, 4 and 5 this year to encourage leadership in our Kinder Makerspace. Our older students help to develop, design, gather resources and prepare to lead small groups Kindergarten students benefit from hands-on learning, support and mentorship from our older students. This is our second year of ‘Kinder Makerspace’ and we had over 40 students come out to our first meeting in December. Last year, more than 60 Kindergarten students joined our Makerspace Club. The teachers are excited to learn, build, design and create with you in 2018!

Kinder S.T.E.A.M. Gallery