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Looking for a way to guide students through historical fiction book clubs? Look no further! This packet will help keep your students organized and prepared for in-depth historical fiction book clubs. According to the Common Core, 4th graders
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This toolkit is designed to introduce you to STEAM education and provide you with resources to help you get started creating your own STEAM challenges. Within this toolkit you will find an overview to STEAM, a poster on the Engineering Design
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If you are looking for a way to easily integrate STEAM into your classroom, these STEAM Task Cards are designed for you! Within each task card, students will have a short paragraph for reading background and a task connected to a real life problem.
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Challenges! Each STEAM challenge is connected to a real world problem. In this challenge, students are asked to create a structure that can withstand an
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“Where in the World” is a set of 25 geography challenges. Each challenge is based around a different mystery location from around the world and has five clues. These clues cover the five themes of geography and include a QR code at the bottom of
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“Where in the United States” is a set of 25 geography challenges. Each challenge is based around a different mystery location from around the United States and provides five clues. These clues cover the five themes of geography and include a QR
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Tired of the traditional Science Fair? Then kick things up a notch by hosting a STEAM Fair! A STEAM Fair is an opportunity for students to be involved in the STEAM process, through a STEAM Experiment or a STEAM Challenge. Students will engage in
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Tired of the traditional Science Fair? Then kick things up a notch by hosting a STEAM Fair! A STEAM Fair is an opportunity for students to be involved in the STEAM process, through a STEAM Experiment or a STEAM Challenge. Students will engage in the
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This Read Aloud Interactive Notebook is designed as a resource that can be used to help hold all students accountable during class read alouds. Each day students will be asked to log in, write a summary of what was read, and make a prediction.
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Challenges! In this challenge, students are asked to design a method for separating a salt and pepper mixture. Included in this listing: -Teacher
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Experiments! Each STEAM experiment is connected to a real world problem. In this experiment, students explore how dish soap affects the molecules in water and
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Challenges! In this challenge, students are asked to design a car that runs on wind or mechanical energy. Included in this listing: -Teacher Directions -STEAM
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Challenges! Each STEAM challenge is connected to a real world problem. In this challenge, students are asked to create an accurate 3D model of the Earth.
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Did you know that picture books can lead to great STEAM Challenges? Miranda Paul's ONE PLASTIC BAG is one such book! Using this text as the launching point, students will be challenged to develop a design that repurposes plastic bags. Connect ELA,
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This listing combines "Where in the United States?" and "Where in the World?" geography challenges. Each challenge has 25 mystery locations for students to find. Each mystery location has five clues that use the five themes of geography to guide
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Our Reader’s and Writer’s Notebook is designed to help students become more organized and proficient readers and writers.  Once you have established Workshop Expectations and talked with your students about the different types of thinking good
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This listing combines the following challenges: -Where in the United States? -Who in American History? -Where in the World? Each challenge has 25 mystery locations or people for students to identify. Each mystery location/person has five clues
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Challenges! In this challenge, students are asked to vary the speed of an object by applying friction. Included in this listing: -Teacher Directions -STEAM
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Tired of the traditional Science Fair? Then kick things up a notch by hosting a STEAM Fair! We have adapted our popular upper elementary/middle school version to fit the needs of lower elementary students. A STEAM Fair is an opportunity for
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Once you have established your classroom STEAM Expectations, it's time to introduce STEAM Challenges! In this challenge, students are asked to create a boat that will hold 102 passengers for 66 days. Students will use paperclips to represent people
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Amanda and Valerie both have undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and graduate degrees in Educational Media and Technology.

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Amanda and Valerie have over 20 years of combined teaching experience. They were the first in their district to implement a 1:1 technology program in their classrooms and continue to be passionate about technology integration.

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