Macdonough STEM Monthly Newsletter
June 2021, Volume 1 Issue 7
This is our last newsletter for the 2020-2021 school year. Enjoy the summer and see you soon!
STEM AT MACDONOUGH
Students at the Macdonough STEM Academy are exposed to interdisciplinary units of study that have at their foundation a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Students are provided the opportunity to become independent learners and thinkers through Project-Based Learning.All of our projects focus on the Engineering Design Process in order to solve real-world problems.
ENGINEER OF THE MONTH
James enjoys helping Farmer Luke garden new plants.
Our outdoor garden at Macdonough school. James enjoys making observations of all of the new plants when he plays basketball after school.
James asking Farmer Luke questions about the differences in plants.
PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: THE ART OF SHAPES: RAINFOREST ANIMALS
They used the Engineering Design Process to create a live version of their safari animal. They presented their live version to their classmates to receive feedback. Once they received feedback, they improved their projects and put them on display in the library for a gallery walk for students and staff. Students and staff devoted time to writing feedback for each student to enjoy.
A special thank you to Mrs. Lenihan, Ms. Palo & Mrs. Senna for your collaboration during this project. The students created their illustrations during art and rain sticks during makerspace. They applied their new knowledge when they created their live versions on their animals during general class time.
A kindergarten work sample including their artwork, rain stick, journal, and final product representing a toucan.
Students from third grade leaving positive feedback for the Kindergarten artists.
A kindergarten work sample including their artwork, rain stick, journal, and final product representing a red-eyed tree frog.