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3 STEAM Activities to Try with Your Child at Home

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Children have a natural interest in learning about how all the things in their world work. Science is all around us, providing a wonderful opportunity to encourage independent thinking and a love of learning while satisfying your child’s curiosity. Parents can guide and support their child’s learning at home by posing thoughtful questions and challenging their child to think outside the box.   Coming up with ideas for STEAM activities to enjoy with your child isn’t as difficult as you think. Just think back to your own childhood and the activities you enjoyed – carving pumpkins, building a fort out of…

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Benefits of STEAM in the Preschool Classroom

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In today’s ever-changing and advancing technological world, children need to be supported in developmentally appropriate ways at every age and grade level. Teachers who pose thoughtful questions challenge children to think outside of the box and solve their own problems. Children have a natural curiosity and interest in learning about how the things around them work which can be supported at school through a science-based curriculum.   A STEAM curriculum is a well-rounded approach to learning. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) integrates 21st Century Skills such as critical thinking, reasoning, analysis, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, information and technology literacy, and problem-solving. Science is…

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Kicking off the school year with a BAM! POW! WHAM!

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It’s going to be a “super” year! What an incredible first week of school it has been! On Tuesday, September 3, we welcomed all of our students, parents, faculty, and staff back to the Banner campus for what promises to be a “super,” amazing year. Our theme for this year is superheroes and will center around the idea that not all superheroes wear capes, and that everyone has a hero within him or her just waiting to be discovered.   Throughout the school year, the superhero theme will be woven into our curriculum at every grade level to teach our students about real-life heroes and help them to build the character traits that every superhero, both fictional and real-life, embodies. Here are some…

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