STEM Through the Months: Winter Holidays. This book includes STEM/STEAM projects for December Holidays, New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine’s Day, and STEM/STEAM lesson starters for each and every day in December, January and February. Using daily, weekly and monthly-themed events as a springboard, poetry as a language arts component and the maker movement for inspiration, students build cross-curricular connections as they explore STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The activities are primarily aimed for students in grades three through grade eight. The projects and poetry lessons have been classroom-tested and will provide enjoyable learning experiences in a variety of environments: a traditional classroom, home schooling, after-school programs, scouting, gifted and talented programs, extra-curricular clubs and ESL classes. Drawing on the inner poet in every child and the “let me do-it-myself” nature inherent in all learners, the activities and lessons will help your students earn an “A” for the Arts and will bring STEAM to your STEM initiatives. Your budding scientists, mathematicians and engineers will practice creative and inventive thinking skills as they build knowledge throughout the year. The special days and projects feature the holidays of December, January and February. Do not feel obliged to use these ideas and projects only in these specific months. The projects and activities are great with their calendar collaborations, but specific curriculum and scheduling may vary. We encourage you to use the activities and projects on a day that fits into your classroom plans.