This year on Halloween along with the costumes, treats and games, the Grade 2 class spent some time doing some STEM challenges. This acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The eight challenge cards each gave a task and the materials that they were allowed to use to build it. Students could work on their own or in pairs or small groups but most chose to work alone this time. Group work is an important part of most STEM challenges but require a whole set of other skills - compromise, cooperation and communication among them.
It was a busy hour that made the time fly past and got them that much closer to trick or treat time!