Hands On Exploration in STEAM

Hi Parents,

I am so excited to be the STEAM teacher again this year! What is STEAM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. We are inquiring, investigating, problem-solving, predicting, observing, explaining, designing, constructing, innovating, modifying, creating, utilizing tools, calculating, graphing….and so much more!

All of these things combined make my lesson plans pretty much endless. So far this school year, we have learned about and engineered bridges, created geysers with mentos and soda, learned about and played with earth worms, checked out the new construction, performed science experiments, and even designed our own Forkys. And we’re just getting started!

Our STEAM classroom is a hands-on classroom, meaning that I like to provide the students with different materials to peeks their curiosity, whether it be building materials, rocks, insects, science experiments, bones, bird nests, ocean life, microscopes, sewing table, our classroom pet fish, hamster, and guinea pigs, and so much more! I love for them to ask questions, use critical thinking, and problem solve!

Because we are always building something in our STEAM lab, we go through a lot of recycled items. I can always use cardboard tubes (toilet paper, paper towel, gift wrap, shipping tubes), PVC pipes and fittings, and paper egg cartons. Just send them with your student or drop them off in my classroom. 

Thank you so much for sharing your children with me.

With Love,

Mrs. Dyer
STEAM Teacher