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Integrating STEM and Language Arts!
This lesson is great way to introduce STEM into the Kinder classroom while integrating language arts. I enjoyed the way the lesson was introduced, and the kids were guided into coming up with a problem and possible solutions after reading The Gingerbread Man. The lesson is directly connected to performance expectations, the DCI of forces and motion, science, and engineering practices and the CCC of cause and effect. I particularly liked how students were able to explore traps in terms of technology to design a solution to a problem and the introduction of bar graphs for mathematics. There were plenty of opportunities for teachers to use formative assessments and gauge student understanding throughout the lesson. This is not a stand-alone lesson, but I can see how it would fit nicely into a unit that couples literature with the engineering design process.