The acronym STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Our STREAM program integrates these areas through hands-on activities that give our students opportunities to learn while imagining, collaborating and creating.  Our STREAM projects have ranged from Pre-K igloos to sixth grade irrigation systems to eighth grade edible cars.  Each project requires that the students use the skills of planning, building, testing, and refining.  They reflect on what worked as planned and what did not.  They investigate why some ideas didn’t work, and plan what they can do to overcome problems.  One important aspect of STREAM is that students view the failure of an idea is an opportunity to learn something new.  Our new maker space is brimming with creativity as each class spends time there.  Our students are on their way to becoming the innovators of tomorrow!



 1st Grade Zoo Project



1st Grade December STREAM Challenge

A Flying REINDEER...Can you make a reindeer FLY?



5th Grade Constructs Mayflowers in the Makerspace


Pre-K 4 makes a home for Baby Jesus using STREAM Skills
















The first graders are working on creating a zoo in our school's Makerspace room! The first graders were divided into teams of three and four.  They were given the task of creating a model of a zoo animal's enclosure.  We discussed how the zoo animals are not in kept in cages but are in enclosures that are similar to their natural habitat. The first graders used        I pads to research their chosen animal's natural habitat.  Then they were given a cardboard box and various choices in supplies.  They worked very hard in their teams.  They learned how to listen to each others ideas and learned to compromise with each other.





















The first grade and their seventh grade buddies worked together to complete our December STREAM challenge. This challenge was to make reindeer out of the supplies provided that could fly down a ten foot piece of string the fastest.  The first grade and seventh grade planned together. Then they began the building!  They were given 1 hour to plan, build, test, and "tweak" their designs.  The seventh graders had to keep the first graders involved in all parts of the project the entire time. 








As 5th grade finsihed their Social Studies unit on the early colonists the students had to design and construct the Mayflower out of styrofoam, tape and aluminum foil. After the design was finished we tested the vessel for buoyancy. We also conducted 3 tests to see which vessel could hold the most passengers (sea shells) without sinking. When we were finished we wrote and discussed how we could have improved our vessel.







Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math are incorporated into many Pre K activities.  The class was challenged with creating a stable for our Nativity. Four year olds are creative and imaginative.  Focusing on the above subjects, the children built their stable as they created squares, triangles and rectangles. They used placement terms such as above, below, between, next to... The children were given a variety of materials to build their stable with no  direction other than showing them pictures of stables on the computer.  Their stables were built entirely on their own.  What innovative minds our children have!