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  Friday, September 22, 2017

STEM in Pre-Elementary

By Isabelle Gilet

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is omnipresent in SDFAS curriculum and our students practice STEM activities on a daily basis.

Exploring the sand area, identifying simple machines like gears, wheels and pulleys, planning and designing structures, and making patterns are some examples of STEM in Early Childhood

Our approach? We are targeting the “what” instead of the “why”.

“What” questions focus on what is happening, what children are noticing, and what they are doing. By focusing questions on what kids observe and notice, we are helping them not only to develop valuable communication and observation skills, but also to build their confidence by giving them questions they can answer as experts.

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Margot, future engineer or architect?