S.T.E.M. Explorers – Enrichment Class Curriculum

Science ● Technology ● Engineering ● Mathematics

This class strives to harness children’s natural sense of curiosity about the world around them through play, scientific inquiry and exploration.  Embedded within our STEM program, mathematical sorting, sequencing, and patterning are featured to encourage the beginnings of phonetic awareness, sound blending and emergent reading.  Games, books, pretend and sensory play accompany our science experiments and data collection to create an exciting and fun filled Explorers adventure.

The S.T.E.M. Explorers curriculum is designed to begin with the concepts of math (September to December) to prepare your child for a a reading program, creating the foundation to becoming a life-long reader…a reader who loves and understands the importance of science. Our goal is that your will child feel comfortable when he or she arrives in elementary school and is familiar with the terms, methods and holds an ideology that will allow for success in a fast-paced elementary school system.

September

Sorting
Observation and data collection
Turtles
Beginning Sign Language

October

Magnets
Patterns
Monarchs
Solar System
Compass directions/maps
Halloween

November

Quantity recognition
International Space Station
Telescopes
Rockets
iPAD introduction for Student documentations
Thanksgiving

December

Beginning Addition
Scientists
Engineering
Force and Motion
Winter Holiday Celebrations

January

Solids/Liquids/Gases
Winter
Diffusion
Phonics Introduction

February

Snow
Polymers
Valentine’s Day
Phonics Sound blending
Lego Engineering
Dinosaurs

March

Fractions
Emergent reading
St. Patrick’s Day
Plants
Weather Cycle
Water transport

April

Spring
Membranes/Osmosis
Chickens
Circuitry and Electricity
Circus Day
Sight words

May

Mother’s Day gift
Monarch Conservation Gardening
Consonants/Vowels
Boats and Buoyancy
Princess/Pirate Day
Beach Day

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