Macdonough STEM Monthly Newsletter

September 2021, Volume 2 Issue 1

WELCOME, MACDONOUGH FAMILIES!

Every month, we publish a newsletter that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at Macdonough. The monthly newsletter typically includes: pictures of students engaged in Project-Based Learning, the Engineering Design Process, interdisciplinary units of study, the Engineer of the Month, informative articles/videos relating to our instruction, and our contact information.



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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 9/9/21

FALL 2021 PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TOPICS BY GRADE

TRIMESTER 1


KINDERGARTEN- Weather Tools

FIRST GRADE- The Art of Shapes

SECOND GRADE- Welcome to the Neighborhood

THIRD GRADE- Marking History, Making History

FOURTH GRADE- Tiny House

FIFTH GRADE- Journey to the Red Planet

What Happens When Students Engage in Project-Based Learning?

STEM QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD(REN) AT HOME

Through out the school year, as your child(ren) participate in STEM-based instruction, they will engage is a different way of learning and expressing information. They will use the Engineering Design Process to develop products to present their new knowledge and experiences through Project-Based Learning. Here are some questions you can ask your child(ren) at home about their work and experiences:


  1. What is the name of the project is your class working on?
  2. What is/was challenging for you?
  3. What do/did you enjoy about the project?
  4. Have you seen/heard of someone doing this for a living in real life?
  5. Are there careers in STEM?
  6. Did you tinker with a new material today?
  7. What is Project-Based Learning to you?
  8. Can you teach me about the Engineering Design Process?
  9. Do you communicate with your classmates about STEM?
  10. Which hands-on projects would you like to try at home?