Lower school STEAM classes have begun doing an activity that extends from the kindergarten classroom’s upcoming performance of the classic story, The Little Red Hen. The story provides some interesting STEAM integration opportunities! The Little Red Hen’s world includes the barn, the duck pond, the pig’s mud puddle, the doghouse, the garden, the mill, and the kitchen. In this first STEAM extension of the story, students created a LEGO model of the Little Red Hen’s world, which focuses on visualization and map reading skills. In the second extension, students will be learning sequencing and computational thinking by following the steps the Little Red Hen goes through from planting the wheat seeds to baking and eating the bread! This is a precursor to coding, and Mrs. Liu will use The Little Red Hen framework to introduce coding to all of our Lower School students.