STEM Clubs at CSE #2
A Parents Guide for What's Happening in Clubs
What are STEM Clubs?
1st 9 Weeks Club Schedule:
No Clubs Oct. 3rd
STEM Clubs List:
LEGO MASTER (K-2)
LEGO MASTER (3-5)
ADOPT A SOLDIER (K-2)
ADOPT A SOLDIER (3-5)
Students and Teachers talk about the clubs before the students pick which club they would like to try. Teachers sign students up a week before clubs start. Each 9 weeks students will get a chance to pick a new club.
23 of the 32 STEM Clubs come from a site called DIY.ORG.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
2. Volunteer to help out a club or be a club leader
3. Get your kids an account on Diy.org
4. Check out this newsletter each week
5. If your child has a STEM shirt, please wear it on club days
STEM CLUB NEWS
CLUB LEADER MS. PERRY
We lead each other in warm ups. We then had a character on our back. We had to guess who our character was by our friends acting it out.
CLUB NEEDS: props like those found in a photo booth (silly/costume hats, tiaras, boas, glasses, etc) We do not need entire costumes.
CLUB LEADER MR. NICHOLSON
Somebody wrote me a rude note that said I was the dumbest teacher at “Comanche” Springs. We took writing samples from each student and tried to find the culprit.
LEGO MASTER Grades 3 to 5
The club was making a batman cave.
CLUB NEEDS: Lego Donations
We worked on making Duct Tape wallets. We also worked on making anything we wanted.
CLUB NEEDS: Duct Tape donations
ENTREPRENEUR (SCHOOL STORE)
School store has been very popular with the students.
LEGO MASTER Kinder to 2
CLUB NEEDS: Lego Donations
In our writing club we are creating picture books using StudentTreasures.com. The students will write their own stories and we will publish a class book together. Our theme is "If I Were President." When the students are finished with it, parents will have the opportunity to purchase a class book.
Last week we made fall wreaths out of paper plates and paper. Students traced their hands and cut out their handprints in order to create their wreaths.
We started building our creations based on the plans we made the week before.
In Journalism last Friday, we finalized our daily script and one of the kids typed it up. A few of the kids began making props to use for the daily weather forecast, and we began to find quotes to use. It was a very productive Friday.
The paper crafting club started creating Mine Craft blocks. :-)
Today, we began creating our stop motion videos on the iPads.
We learned how to take macro photos and how to manage a zoom lens.
Veterinarian Club continued working on its pet picture collage in the hallway. They are also working on taking up donations for the Saginaw animal shelter. A note was written and printed off and sent home from school to let them know about our pet supply drive. We are asking parents, teachers and families to donate pet food, dog toys, dog beds, old used towels, rawhides, treats etc for the shelter pets waiting for new homes. We finished the day by making all natural animal dog treats for their pets at home. These were made from with canned pumpkin and rolled oats and the club members rolled out the dough and used various animal themed cookie cutters to cut out the treats. Those without pets at home left theirs for donating to the local shelter pets. Students that took their treats home reported that they were a big hit with their dogs.
We made first aid kits.
CLUB NEEDS: supplies donated for a first aid kit- Band-Aids, gauze, gloves, etc.
Taught the cheer and practiced it until was CHEERtastic!! :)
We practiced finding inner happiness. We reviewed the poses we already learned and learned a few new poses- Warrior 2, cobra, and triangle.
ADOPT A SOLDIER 3 TO 5 & ADOPT A SOLDIER Kinder to 2
We collected the items donated for our soldiers. We discussed whether to continue collecting baby wipes and powdered drink mixes or collect something new. The decision was made to continue collecting the same items for one more week. We will be making a gift for our soldiers at our next club meeting.
This club is currently collecting BABY WIPES & POWDERED DRINK MIX.
SPURS MORNING MILE
Start off the day with a morning run. Students run laps to earn mileage markers. Students then trade mileage markers for tokens that they wear on a chain around their neck.
We worked on making design boards in our club this week.
We added top soil to our garden beds. After weeding and cleaning the beds last week. We discuss what plants need to grow. Next week we will research which plants to plant in Texas during winter. Our beds need a lot of work, but our gardeners are making great progress!
The Leadership Club Members were hard at work painting today!
The club members selected our school colors to paint “Make a Difference”.
The Leadership Club finished their school banner "Make a Difference" with the finishing touch of hand prints.
We had a great time and look forward to hanging the banner up next week in the foyer during our club time.
We had a great time!
Students in the Weaver club worked on making the popular rainbow loom bracelets. Experts helped newbies create a bracelet or ring. Some students spent time practicing tying knots with yarn. While others worked on creating a pattern with yarn and stencils.
Designed paper airplanes and launched them to see who's design could get the most distance. Also made Tennis Ball Launchers.
Drawing our environment with student choice of medium.
CLUB NEEDS: watercolor paint, sketch paper, markers, map pencils, & crayons