SEL Focused STEM for Back To School: Design Your Classroom {Digital & Print}

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K - 6th
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  • Google Apps™
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Wondering what to do with students the first week of school? Not sure how to support your students and possible COVID related trauma? I've got you covered.

This social emotional STEM activity has multiple lesson plans and formats! Whether you are digital, physical, or in a hybrid model this fall.

Students will plan, draft, and build a model classroom that makes them feel safe!


With PDF and Google Classroom formats including differentiated materials for grade levels K/1, 1-3, and 4-6, plus further differentiated planning and reflection pages, ALL of your students will have the opportunity to successfully complete the STEM activity. Trauma informed practices, including social emotional intelligence and social skills have been utilized to create this impactful unit!


In this comprehensive STEM Activity 5-6 day Unit, you’ll get access with Printable Pages & Google Slide Links

  • How to use sheets
  • Scope & Sequence for each grade band
  • Parent surveys for materials (3 re-entry versions)
  • Mentor text list
  • Materials list
  • Directions for activity
  • Brainstorming pages
  • Planning/Drafting pages
  • Pre-build reflection sheets
  • Post-build reflection sheets
  • Talking points 
  • Links to online STEM resources
  • Material choice spinner
  • Extension activity options

Differentiation materials include:

  • Multiple versions of reflection sheets
  • Sentence starters for struggling writers
  • Material choice spinner for students that struggle with making choices


This unit is perfect for encouraging creativity, resilience, providing choice, and opportunities for problem solving. The first week of school is going to be stressful enough. Take the stress of “what am I going to do?” off your plate with a dual focus unit: STEM and Social Emotional Learning!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.


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