The first day is full of jitters and anxiety, but what better way to relieve some of that then by doing a STEM! The first day is usually spent with the teacher talking and discussing procedures, but students need to be engaged from the very beginning. I thought of the idea of introducing STEM on the very first day to activate those minds and learn from my friends on the first day!
We read Henry and Mudge in our Reading Street curriculum and the students came up with adjectives to describe the character in the story. Once again, I love Post-It Notes!
I taught a Higher Level Thinking PD workshop to some colleagues this past year and this is one of the activities I shared that they can use with their class. It promotes higher level thinking and builds number sense. The teacher decided the solution (which I put in the middle) and the students come up with the question. The amazing thing about this activity is that you can use this for higher grades as well.