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Welcome

Dear Families,

I am so excited to be jumping in for my fourth year as the STEM Teacher at Dune Lakes Elementary School. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. We have so many adventures ahead of us! I can’t wait to get started. I am blessed to be a part of your child’s journey as we work together to prepare your child for the future.

Mrs. Rentz

 

STEM Curriculum

Your child will attend STEM classes every other week this year as a part of their specials rotation. During this time we will be learning about different careers that have a STEM focus. Students will learn a little about the career and will be given the opportunity to experience related projects. The purpose of the STEM classroom is to help build your child’s skills in the areas of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.  This is accomplished by giving your child a challenge to complete. Sometimes they will be successful and sometimes they may fail. This is perfectly normal. The most important part of STEM is for your child to try their best during all challenges even if they are not always successful. This can be difficult for some students, but with both of our support we can help them to understand each time they try they learn a little more and they become stronger.   

How Can You Help?

If you have experience in one of our careers, I would love to talk with you about ways you may be of assistance to our students. If you would like to support our classroom, I have created an Amazon STEM wish list of supplies  needed during the year. 

Careers:

Graphic Designer

Zoologist

Marine Biologist

Architect

Archaeology

Financial Analyst

Culinary Arts

Park Ranger

Game Designer

Chemist