Mr. VandenBos' Website: 2019-2020
I'm so excited for the fun changes at WC Petty this year! I look forward to working in our newly renovated STEM classroom.
A little about STEM:
At WC Petty, in addition to science in the classroom, every student receives one hour of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) per week. STEM is an interactive, hands on, and engaging subject area where students learn and practice valuable 21st century skills! If you're wondering what makes this subject so important, this article gives some good information.
This school year, K-2 students will continue coming to STEM for two 30 minute periods and grades 3-5 will have one 60 minute session each week. All elementary students receive an hour of STEM instruction each week.
In Antioch School District 34, we use a program called Project Lead the Way. PLTW's units (called modules) address computer science, engineering, math, and science, challenging students to become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. If you'd like to learn more about the units, this document gives a good description of the units by grade level.
A little about me:
I have been teaching in District 34 since 2013. I began at Oakland, teaching 3rd and 4th grade, moving to Petty in 2015. I have been the STEM teacher at Petty since 2018.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me, throughout the year. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas for STEM knowledge/skills enrichment, or just want to share information, reach out through the contact information below:
WC Petty Elementary
Phone: (847) 838-8128