Kindergartners Fall in Love with STEM and Books for Valentine’s Day

Kindergartners at Lindsey Elementary explored STEM and language arts activities as part of the Valentine’s Day celebration.

Said Jennifer Schultz, Kindergarten teacher, about her student’s visit to Anna Laubscher’s room, “The kids made a heart with pattern blocks and recorded how many of each shape were used. Then we made a boat out of tin foil and predicted how many candy hearts the boat would hold before it sank.

After it sank, we re-modeled the boat to see if it could hold more candy hearts. We predicted if a candy heart would sink or float in water, vinegar and soda. Then we tried it. We sorted, counted and graphed candy hearts.”

In addition to the STEM activities, the students read a book as part of the lesson and will return to Laubscher’s room to continue reading, developing a “love” for stories.. 

Pictured:  Evan Boukis

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