Winthrop Avenue teachers took advantage of Halloween to create interesting and fun-filled science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities.
Technology teacher Lauren McHale worked with Christina Colletti’s students in the Innovation Starlab, a room-sized interactive and kinesthetic environment which features a mat and projector. Using a wand and playing in teams, the students sorted Halloween pictures, played a memory game and answered open-ended spinner questions about Halloween. Synergy and teamwork were critical components to the students’ success.
Deanna Genovesi’s and Kristin O’Connor’s third grade classes collaborated during STEAM activity centers. The students measured and weighed pumpkins, created a Halloween scene using pattern block stencils, wrote their own scary stories, solved a Halloween crossword puzzle and estimated and sorted candy. Using their Chromebooks, they also listened to a video about why pumpkins are orange.