Have you ever wondered what STEM is? It stands for Students and Teachers Energizing Minds. It often includes collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Students love it when we get to use strategies in the classroom. In this first-grade STEM project, students worked together to plan and then build a pencil tower. Some students had to rebuild after their first plan didn’t work. Our class did an AMAZING job of working together and taking turns. They were so excited when they were finally able to make a tower and their design worked. I think I already have a class of engineers! Way to go Mrs. Thomas’ Class!