Why this playground fence is a big deal. Though it might seem small, this fence project means a great deal. STEAM co-op represents a vision of schooling in which kids and adults collaborate to create learning opportunities and improve their community. This fence project was a real-world example of what we teach at co-op. A … Continue reading What’s so great about a fence?
Our field trip to Sky Meadows Children's Discovery Area was rescheduled to this coming Monday, April 23 at 10am. Please bring a lunch and plenty of water as there is no running water near the discovery area. Restrooms are a short drive away to the visitor's center. After the kids play, we can all take … Continue reading Homeschoolers Meet-up rescheduled
STEAM School is looking to the future! We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our offerings from K-3rd to add 4th-6th grade classes! Our mission is to teach our learners the skills of the future- communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, through STEAM subjects. This year has been an amazing journey as … Continue reading STEAM School Open House
Friends of STEAM, It has been a long time since I have updated this website. We share more frequently on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thesteamschool The kids have been having an amazing time learning about engineering, math, science, music, social studies, art, German, and getting to know one another. My daughter is excited to go to school … Continue reading Two Months Flew By!
Meet the Farmer and Strawberry Math This year, the strawberries were out early due to the mild winter. The season is over, but raspberries, blackberries and blueberries as well as cherries are ripe now! We had so much fun meeting up to learn about strawberries and even more fun picking and tasting them. Before we … Continue reading Strawberry Picking for Science and Math
Scavenger Hunts Are Fun! Last week we kicked off our Friday program by meeting for a math scavenger hunt outside. Scavenger hunts are a great way to review content, make math problems more fun, and integrate reading/literacy skills with other subjects. In this case, I made the scavenger hunt clues independent of the math solutions … Continue reading Math Scavenger Hunt
Yesterday was a wet, gloomy day. As we were reading our Highlights Magazine, we found the perfect indoor activity about rain! It took less than 2 minutes to set up and only 5 minutes of our time total, but it gave me a chance to show how evaporation, condensation, and precipitation are related. After we … Continue reading Rainy day science
Our home garden is planted! I'm no expert, but I am learning along the way. The kids helped me dig, till, weed, create rows and plant seeds. We ended up starting cherry tomatoes and bell peppers inside. The cats have gotten into them a few times, but I'm hopeful several seedlings will survive. We planted … Continue reading How does your garden grow?
We're already teaching our kids math at home!! I found this helpful graphic on the everyday mathematics website of University of Chicago. What I learned from the graphic is that children develop their understanding of abstract ideas (such as a math sentence) through concrete, verbal and pictorial representations. What this means in practice is that … Continue reading Mathematics of every day life