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STEAM Tales: How to Catch a Unicorn!

Let's have fun learning about unicorns! In this class, students will engage in literacy activities about the book How to Catch a Unicorn. Students will use STEAM skills to build a unicorn trap. Home extension activity also provided.
Teacher Rachel
3 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Meets once
7-9
year olds
6-10
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

Students will learn to respond to reading through writing, art, and dialogue with classmates. Students will also learn to utilize creative and critical thinking to create and construct an original trap that could theoretically be used to catch a unicorn.  STEAM concepts will be woven throughout this lesson and also provided through the optional home extension project. 
Homework is optional. However, learners are provided with a recipe to create Unicorn Glitter Slime (see below).

Ingredients to make Unicorn Glitter Slime include:
-One 6 oz bottle of glitter school glue (any color or try mixing colors!)
-½ tablespoon of baking soda
-1½ tablespoons of contact lens solution

Directions: 
Mix the first two ingredients in a plastic bowl using a whisk.  Slowly add the contact lens solution. Slime will begin to form. 
Here's a YouTube tutorial for making glitter slime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fJR8WUOHHQ

I suggest storing the slime in a baggie, plastic bowl with a lid, or old play dough container. Slime may also be kept in the fridge; just be sure to label the slime as "TOXIC" to prevent accidental ingestion. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
- Please print the one-page handout (front and back... if possible). - Please bring a second device to class such as a cell phone, tablet, laptop, etc.. It will be used to play the Kahoot game. The Kahoot app should be downloaded on your cell phone or tablet before class. - Please bring household items/art supplies for the STEAM build. These items may include (but are not limited to) the following: coffee filters, yarn, construction paper, tape, cardboard, paper towel rolls, craft sticks, toothpicks, straws, marshmallows, small box, etc. - Pencil - Crayons/Markers
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
-Reading Response "one-pager" will serve as a formative assessment of students understanding of the read aloud. 
-The Kahoot game will also provide an informal assessment of students listening comprehension skills. 
-Class discussion will also be used to assess each learner's understanding of concepts. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Teacher Rachel Passionate teacher who loves literacy!
3 total reviews
4 completed classes

About Me

Hello there! My name is Teacher Rachel. I love teaching! I have been an reading teacher for 15 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I also have two Master's Degrees: (1) Reading and Writing Specialist, and (2) Masters of... 
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