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Elf on the Classroom Shelf

Simply STEAM
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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Here's what you'll get:

  • 20 Day Elf Calendar
  • 5 Classroom STEM Challenges with QR code reading
  • 1 Take Home STEM
  • 20 Day Writing Journal

Each STEAM Challenge includes:

  • Estimated time
  • NGSS & CC Standards
  • Materials List
  • Difficulty Level
  • Teacher Tips
  • Photographs
  • Design and Reflection Page
  • QR Codes for Reading (read-aloud option available)

STEAM challenges include:

  • Engineer a shelter that is large enough to hold your elf. (take-home option)
  • Design a symmetrical snowflake.
  • Build a boat that will hold your elf with the most candy.
  • Design a trendy coat for your elf. It must fit.
  • Engineer a chair that will seat your elf for at least 15 seconds.
  • Design, create and test a jet pack for your elf that travels from a designated start to finish.

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Total Pages
67 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.


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