Our new STREAM Room began on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The theme of our stream room is “Saint Elizabeth-STREAM-ing Live Because HE Lives”. Over 60 students have signed up to be a part of this wonderful new experience. The room will consist of two spaces: the Make Shop and STREAM Choice. The Make Shop is the permanent feature of the room — the main workshop where students first learn how to use basic STREAM tools and then explore and practice using them on projects. What are STREAM tools you ask? Hammers, drills, pulleys, levers, protractors, compasses, tiles, angles, glue guns, paint, glitter glue, feathers, bricks, magnifying glasses, microscopes, measuring tools, computers, a smart board, geoboards... We have a huge assortment of real tools to use and create!
STREAM Choice is studio space for activities, games, Legos, puzzles, experiments, projects, crafts and varying STREAM Challenge stations. Challenges could be short term activities that are completed in one session, or long term projects that require a few sessions to complete.
During the week of February 12, each class was given materials to build a heart with cardboard strips and red plastic cups. The children had a blast working on this STREAM activity.