Book and STEM Club: The Candy Corn Contest
In this three week live class, learners will read the book The Candy Corn Contest and build a candy corn catapult plus some other fun games.
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Once per week
over 3 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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In this 3 week class, we will discuss the book The Candy Corn Contest, do some candy corn guess, and a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) project. The reading and building of our project will take place outside of our class time. Class time will be for discussion and planning. We will use Kahoot for comprehension checks as a fun way to see what we are learning. Week 1: Lesson: We will do some prereading activities about the book The Candy Corn Contest. We will also start...
The learners will use comprehension strategies when reading the book. The learners will use engineering techniques to design a catapult to launch the candy corns
I was a second-grade teacher for 5 years. During that time I combined books with STEM activities.
The learners will read the book and create their catapults outside of class.
paper pencil another device such as a tablet or phone or be able to use Kahoot while on zoom Book: The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff Candy Corns Jar measuring tape or ruler (something to measure the distance the candy corn will go) Materials for the STEM activity: clothespins, popsicle sticks, paper clips, rubber bands, spoon, little paper cup, etc. **The materials needed for the candy corn catapult will be discussed during the first class and the materials are not needed until the second class.
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The learners will be assessed in class through informal assessments. If grades are needed please let me know.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The learners will be launching the candy corns using their catapult. Make sure the area is large enough not to hit anything or anyone. The book does mention bullying and stealing but also shows empathy. The setting of the story is in November so Thanksgiving is mentioned in one chapter. Chapter 9 briefly mentions the first Thanksgiving as the students in school are learning about it. It also uses the words Pilgrims and Indians. When we get to Chapter 9 we will discuss how Pilgrims and Indians are not the correct terms.
Kellie ThompsonDedicated Educator
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Hello! My name is Kellie. I have over 10 years of experience teaching students in a variety of settings. My past experiences have included preschool, kindergarten, and second grade. I am currently teaching English online to students ages 5-12...