Standard 13

Students demonstrate STEM content knowledge representative of STEM literacy outcomes that prepare them for the next level of learning and work.
Concept 1 - School/program has identified learning standards and aligned sources of student performance data for each of the STEM disciplines, as well as content areas included in the institution’s integrated model (i.e. STEAM, STREAM, etc.).
Concept 2 - Trend data indicate student growth and mastery of learning standards and expectations associated with frameworks adopted by the school/program for all STEM disciplines, as well as content areas included in the institution’s integrated model (i.e. STEAM, STREAM).

The class was learning about The Leader in Me Habit Two: begin with the end in mind. The students were challenged to work together to design and build a new toy. The students created a prototype using building blocks they had in the classroom. 

The first grade teachers worked together to create a gingerbread house challenge. The first grade students were challenged to create a gingerbread house of their design without using a milk carton as their base. The students were given graham crackers and a bag of icing to create a house that would stand. They also had to roll a pair of dice to determine the number of each decoration (gummy bears, candy canes, etc.) they could use on their house. Each decorations were recorded on a graph to analyze. 
Gingerbread STEM

As part of a unit about buildings, the pre-kindergarten students worked together to make LEGO buildings. Then, they used their observational skills to draw and color pictures of their buildings using correct shapes and colors.