Steam Lab

May 2023

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This Month In Steam

Grade Level Units For April

4th Grade: Energy

3rd Grade: Animal and Plant Life Cycles (cont.)

2nd Grade: Animal and Plant Diversities (cont.)

1st Grade: Animal Traits and Survival (cont)

Kindergarten: Earth

How to get involved

If you would like to help STEAM donations are accepted. Things the lab uses that you might consider donating are jars, tubs with lids,( any size) disinfectant wipes, paper plates, ziplock bags or tubs (all sizes) glue sticks, washable markers, recylcables, gently used toys or games.

If you love to shop the STEAM LAB Amazon Wishlist is randomly updated with items to choose from. You may ship directly to school or have your student drop off items in the donation tub.

As always thanks for your support! It it greatly appreciated!

As we close out this school year...

As the year comes to an end,. I would like to personally thank everyone who has donated items or their time to STEAM. It takes a lot of work to run such an awesome program and I am surrounded by the best support circle there is! A huge thank you to our administration for allowing me to grow and develop my biggest and sometimes craziest ideas. To the para staff who help with production every week and watch dogs who come in to help run centers. Thank you to VES PTO you guys are so good to me and always willing to help! Last but not least, thank you to the teachers who have been such great mentors to me in this journey. Each of you have been a huge part of making STEAM a success. I am proud to say that our district has decided to make STEAM a district wide thing and has already hired teachers to run labs across the district. I have spent a lot of time with the new STEAM TEAM and I am thrilled to see this program grow. The new STEAM teachers are going to bring a lot of exciting ideas to the table. I am happy to announce that the teacher who will be taking over the VES STEAM lab next year is Melissa Love. She will be a great addition to our school! STEAM has allowed me to really experience what teaching is all about. It really is all about the kids. The growth I have seen this year in our lab is incredible. I live for the ah-ha moments students have when they figure out how to solve a problem. I really can’t say enough about how this program impacts the lives of our students every time they walk through the lab door. I will still be around the lab with Mrs. Love next year while I work on my own education at WSU! Enjoy your summer break and I will see you next August!

“I have the potential to do great things!

Work hard, play hard to achieve my dreams!

Full STEAM ahead!!!!”

Signing off,

Mrs. Yates