I just finished my first week as a STEM teacher! Let me tell you, there were some blood, some sweat, and definitely some tears. Now that I have one week under my belt, I am looking forward to another week of straight chaos! 🙂
To introduce STEM class to my students, I used these back to school centers to help! The activities helped me to explain my expectations for getting out and putting away materials. It also helped me to explain the importance of not wasting materials and respecting my tools.
Along with teaching expectations, this product also helped me to get to know my students even better! I learned about their favorite things, their family, what they did over summer break, and so much more! It was a really fun way to kick off the year and to find out more about my kiddos!
This product requires very little prep and uses materials that you will probably already have in your classroom!
Along with the 9 engaging challenges, this product also comes with 9 editable templates and 9 blank templates! This helps you to create STEM challenges that best fit your learners and your classroom!
These activities are great ways to introduce expectations for STEM, such as:
- How to get materials
- How to fraction out materials
- Where to get materials
- How to respect materials
- How to create blueprints
- How to put away materials
- How to clean up after STEM
- and much more!