Jericho STEM children give back! 4/29/22
November 8, National STEM/STEAM Day is a day meant to inspire children to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Why is S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. so important, now more than ever before?
• S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. is all around us and shapes our everyday experiences
• Of the U.S. Labor Department ‘s predicted 10 fastest growing occupations, nearly all of them are S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. careers; therefore, an interest in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. early on can lead to success later on in life
• The U.S. has fallen behind other nations in science and math education; we need to motivate young kids to pursue these subjects to keep up with the rest of the world
• We must close the gender gap that exists in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. related careers. Building interest in girls is critical to their future earning potential.
Today's STEM challenges include:
Cooking, color mixing, making Parachutes, Making animals that can stand on 3 legs and is at least 4 cubes long, creating 2 drums that make different sounds
New at our academy Cooking With Books! A cooking program where we bring literature to life! It is offered every Monday and Tuesday during regular school programming.
We are pleased to announce that our 2 pre-k classes will begin learning American sign Language this Friday. Each week Kamryn Shea will be in our school and will introduce her ASL program to the children. We are doing this because research has demonstrated that adding the visual and kinesthetic elements (American Sign Language) to verbal communication helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in the participating preschool children. This research was conducted by Dr. Marilyn Daniels, a professor of speech communication at Penn State University. Babies as young as 6 months can learn to make and understand basic sign language and communicate with others. By teaching the spoken word along with the sign, many parents find that their children learn to speak faster and more easily than many of their peers. If you are wondering when the best age is to learn sign language for kids, then the answer seems to be while they are only a few months old.
Jericho STEM Academy has a new music program for the 2021 school year. We are happy to announce that we will be using Stacy Kelly Music! Please follow this link to her music,