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Make and create wonderful back-to-school STEM/STEAM classroom experiences. Featuring: • A STEM/STEAM calendar-themed activity for each day in August • Four STEM/STEAM units: –Science: National Ride the Wind Day - Measuring Wind –Technology:
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"STEM Through the Months: November" includes lessons and projects for National Aviation Month, Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in November. This edition is designed for
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Get started for a great year of STEM/STEAM learning for Budding Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, Makers and Poets. This sixty page edition is part of the 166 page STEM Through the Months, Fall Edition, available on Amazon or CreateSpace Estore
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"STEM Through the Months: October" gets you started for a great year of STEM Through the Months for Budding Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, Makers and Poets. This 63 page edition is part of the 166 page STEM Through the Months, Fall Edition,
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Get your students ready for a year of STEM/STEAM activities enriched with student observation and writing. The STEM/STEAM journal pages are blackline masters. The pages can be used separately or stapled together. The materials help clever thinkers
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"STEM Through the Months: December" includes lessons and projects for New Years Eve, National Write a Friend Month, Winter, December Holidays, and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in December. This edition is designed for teachers,
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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.
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"STEM Through the Months: April" includes lessons and projects for Children and Nature Awareness Month, Earth Day, Poetry Month, Math Awareness Month and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in April. This edition is designed for teachers,
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"STEM Through the Months: March" includes lessons and projects for Spring, Women’s History Month, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Music in Our Schools Month and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in March. This edition is designed for
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Thematic STEM/STEAM lessons and projects for Back-to-School (August), September, October and November. This 265 page edition also includes STEM/STEAM journals that you can use throughout the year. Individually, September, October, and November are
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This poetry-enhanced lesson remembers the heroes who have given their lives to make our country great. It also reminds us how lucky we all are to live in a land where we can live freely. The unit begins with a biography of James Whitcomb Riley, an
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STEM Through the Months: May. This edition is designed for teachers, parents and students. Using daily, weekly and monthly-themed events as a springboard, poetry as a language arts component and the maker movement for inspiration, students will
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"STEM Through the Months: February" includes lessons and projects for National Freedom Day, Presidents Day, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in February. This edition is designed for teachers,
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This unit is part of Joyce Koff’s, Beverly Ellman’s and Gary Carnow’s poetry enhanced STEM Through the Months learning series for budding scientists, engineers, mathematicians, makers and poets. Included in the poetry lesson is a reproducible
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STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for March guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Special bundle pricing, each unit is priced at $4.95 each when purchased separately, $12.95 for the bundle. Buy the bundle for a sweet spring deal and save over 12%! STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics Spring Bundle for March, April and May guides
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"STEM Through the Months: January" was designed for teachers, students and parents. The activities are primarily for students in grades one through eight. We know you will find these engaging and innovative lessons and projects easy to adopt and
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STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for January guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for February guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for April guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE


GARY CARNOW wears many hats as a classroom teacher, administrator, author and educational consultant. Dr. Carnow specializes in administrative and instructional technologies, grants and funding procurement, instructional program development, emerging technologies, makerspaces and 3D printing. He has consulted for major hardware and software computer companies and has written extensively for Tech&Learning magazine. He was one of the first educators to provide content for AOL and the Scholastic Network. Beverly and Gary have written educational materials together for over twenty-five years.

BEVERLY ELLMAN is an educator who has served as a classroom teacher, an author of educational publications and an educational product developer. She has co-taught several classes which combined poetry and multimedia through UCLA extension with Joyce Koff. In addition, Joyce and Beverly have worked together presenting educational workshops to various elementary and middle school teachers. She has enjoyed watching the enthusiasm, energy, and creativity sparked in students as they experience learning and master STEM content.

JOYCE KOFF is a poet and a teacher. Her work has been published in numerous poetry journals and she has taught in elementary and middle schools in her self-created program. Joyce makes the reading, understanding and writing of poetry accessible to all students and these methods are applied in this book. Joyce has also conducted classes at UCLA demonstrating to teachers how valuable and rewarding the teaching of hands-on poetry can be. As resident poet at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School in Venice, California, she has been teaching poetry for over 25 years and was part of the art’s team that was awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Music Center’s Bravo Award.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We see ourselves as facilitators of student learning. Our teaching styles vary with the activity. Our STEM/STEAM lessons and projects are hands-on. Each unit includes an arts component where we employ brainstorming techniques to enhance the student writing process.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

GARY CARNOW is well known for his technology grantwriting and teaching teachers how to integrate technology into their curriculum. He was awarded the Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award, the Alhambra Educational Foundation's Service to Education Award and the California School Boards Association's Golden Bell. Gary is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

BEVERLY ELLMAN received an outstanding achievement award from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University for her ground breaking work in the development and enhancement of educational software programs including The Children's Writing and Publishing Center, Creative Pursuits Graphics, Kid Works, Kid Pix and more. Beverly was also a regional winner as the Izuzu After School Hero of the Year for her work with GATE students at Coeur D'Alene Elementary school in Venice, California.

JOYCE KOFF's poetry has been published in poetry journals nationwide, among them; Evening Street Review, Blue Unicorn, Jewish Womens' Poetry Journal, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Poetica Magazine. She has read her poetry at the Valley Contemporary Poets Series, at Crossroad School, and at the Sculpture Gardens in Venice. Joyce was part of a team of educators who were awarded the Los Angeles Music Center's Bravo Award for Coeur d'Alene Elementary School.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

GARY CARNOW earned his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate from the University of Southern California, School of Education. He also completed a post-doctoratal degree in school business. BEVERLY ELLMAN earned her degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles and a Masters degree in Educational Computing from Pepperdine University. JOYCE KOFF earned her Bachelor's degree in literature from UCLA.

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The three of us have been friends for a long time and collectively have almost a hundred years of classroom experience!

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