Scientists of the Future

Parents understand all too well that young children learn best through hands-on experiences.  The gooey-er, the messier, and the more sensory an event is, the more engaged preschoolers tend to be!  Children truly are young scientists–their play involves exploring with toys, objects and imagination in order to answer the questions they have about the world around them. This is why the Hopkins School District is proud to announce our STEM: Let’s Build event designed for our youngest school participants.

Hopkins teachers and staff realize the importance of developmentally appropriate learning experiences. For our young preschoolers we are very careful in all of our early childhood classrooms to promote learning experiences which meet children at their level of ability cognitively and emotionally.  The STEM curriculum in our elementary schools continue this important work by engaging students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lessons that will prepare our children for today’s (and tomorrows!) world.

Each elementary school in our district is opening it’s doors to our preschoolers and their parents so families can explore and enjoy firsthand the learning and excitement that surrounds our STEM curriculum. Preschoolers will love the opportunity to get to see the “big” schools and enjoy the activities prepared for them through the Hopkins schools and The Works museum partnership. Parents will get a chance to tour the kindergarten classrooms and learn more about the curriculum being used in the elementary schools.  Don’t forget to ask about the exciting World Language program that will be part of  all elementary schools next year as well!

Each elementary school has an open house date for the STEM: Let’s Build event. Your family’s school is eager to welcome you!

Tanglen Elementary: March 4, 9:30 a.m.
Meadowbrook Elementary: March 4, 10:00 a.m.
Gatewood Elementary: March 8, 10:00 a.m.
Glen Lake Elementary: March 11, 9:30 a.m.
Alice Smith Elementary: March 20, 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower + XinXing Elementary: March 22, 9:30 a.m.

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