Encourage students to turn off all their tech and get creative working with their hands (solo or with family) & share photo evidence.
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This is the most popular activity of the week for my middle school maker students (STEM elective). Students have used resources at home to: build raised bed gardens with a parent, repair bikes and beds for younger siblings, prepare amazing treats and meals in the kitchen, paint, draw, sew, crochet, knit, make origami, paint by numbers, build cardboard toys, build lego mechanisms, do science demonstrations. If integrated with subject areas, students can extend through writing about experiences, do science lab write ups, describe how math is used in every day life, etc.
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I'm a STEM teacher and I believe that curiosity and creativity need to be part of every students' school & life experience.