Our 2nd grade students used their STEAM skills to design a Giant Gingerbread House. In the classroom STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It’s an educational method that helps students engage and collaborate.
Students first designed the Giant Gingerbread House by drawing plans and making blueprints. Then they worked together to frame the house with PVC pipe. Finally, they decorated the house with their own art. “My little engineers took on this challenge to create and build this Giant Gingerbread House. I’m so proud of how well they worked together!” said Mrs. Stinson. As a final reward, students used the house as a reading space.
This is the second year Mrs. Stinson has had a Makerspace in her classroom for STEAM learning. She created it before our all-school Makerspace was planned and developed it specifically for students in the 2nd grade. She and her students prove that there’s no age too young to learn to work together.