Mr. VandenBos' Website: 2018-2019
Have a great summer!
What a fun 2018-2019 school year! I look forward to seeing all WC Petty students next year in STEM class, including Kindergarten and 1st grade next year!
If students want to practice coding over the summer, some free apps they can use include:
Scratch Jr. (2nd Grade), Hopscotch (used in 3rd grade), and Tynker (4th/5th)
A little about STEM:
All elementary students receive an hour of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) instruction each 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.
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.
Mr. Jason VandenBos
WC Petty Elementary
Phone: (847) 838-8128