STEM Update: Apple Baskets
For their first STEM class, the Kindergarten students built apple baskets. Using common household materials, the students were challenged to construct their baskets to meet three requirements: have capacity for at least three apples, have a handle and be sturdy enough to carry the apples across the classroom. The students enjoyed collaborating in small groups to accomplish their task.
During Music Appreciation class, the Kindergarteners learned about instruments such as trombones, flutes, violins and pianos. They listened to music by Rossini and were challenged to identify the instruments in the piece.
Left & Right with Cubetto
In their Coding class this week, the Kindergarten students were introduced to the concept of left and right and its importance in direction. They had the opportunity to see what they are working toward in Coding: A small robot called “Cubetto”. By the end of this year, their goal is to be able to use command keys to direct Cubetto to navigate a map.