At the end of May, Montessori By The Sea held a school-wide STEM Fair. The Fair was held in the Prospect Youth Hall, where over 75 elementary students proudly displayed projects that were related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The STEM Fair was a wonderful opportunity for students to gain an introduction to STEM and what the fields entail, as well as a chance to connect the subjects together and see them in action. It also allowed elementary students to bridge their in-school and out-of-school learning opportunities. Additionally, it was a chance to pique students’ interest in these subjects – either by pursuing a project of their choosing, or simply by engaging with the projects at the Fair.
There was an enormous range of projects and work shown: from computer games created using code to 3D models of body systems, from erupting volcanoes to live-action algebra equations, from displays on spiders to paper airplanes designs, from a demonstration of light refraction in water to a simulation of a tornado. There were so many dynamic and impressive projects for all visitors to learn about!
Visitors were also in for a treat, as the Upper Elementary East students presented group science experiments for everyone in the Hall. The experiments were fun and engaging for all.
Congratulations to all participants of the STEM Fair! It was a huge success because of your hard work. An additional thank you to the parents, teachers, and students who took the time to visit the Fair. The exciting buzz and community spirit contributed to the success of the day.
This year, Montessori By The Sea will be hosting its very first S.T.E.M. fair! It will be taking place at the Prospect Youth Hall on Wednesday, May 30th, from 10:00 – 11:30 am, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The S.T.E.M. fair is focused on cultivating and deepening the Elementary and Middle Years students’ interest in and zest for innovation and discovery, by sharing and showcasing their work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Enthused by the opportunity to display their work, the Upper Elementary East students have been collaborating on projects that cover a diverse range of topics, including probability, food webs and biomes, and air experiments. These independently-researched and produced projects will be on display with pride on Wednesday, May 30th.
Thank you to Ms. Taylor, MYP teacher, for organizing the event and inspiring all the students.
If you are able to make the fair on May 30th, it will provide a wonderful opportunity to interact with the students and learn about topics involving science, technology, engineering and math. We look forward to seeing you all at the S.T.E.M. fair, and to learning from the students as they share their knowledge.
At the end of February and the beginning of March, students from Lower and Upper Elementary took part in the National Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA). MBTS students competed in the Instrumental and Speech Competitions, as well as in the Choir Competition.
The festival is always a wonderful opportunity for the children to showcase their musical and dramatic abilities, and to apply the various skills they are learning in Music and the Performing Arts. Although participation in the NCFA was voluntary, many students were eager to take part in the event, with several older students even opting to perform solos or piano and voice duets.
Congratulations to all of the children who took part in the NCFA!