News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, May 31, 2018
STREAM night shows off student work

Hands on work

Students at STREAM night have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of hands-on projects.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School

by Monique Labbe

Students and teachers hosted the annual Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School STREAM night on May 17, highlighting student work in science, technology, reading, engineering and math.

Projects included everything from a “build your own insect” project to engineering projects that were done at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

The kindergarten class displayed its ABC book, which the class had published this year. The first and second graders displayed organism collages, while the seventh and eighth grade students showed off an electric motor they built as part of a joint invention project that included work not only with DISES teachers but also Haystack staff and visiting artist James Rutter, a graduate research student from the University of Virgina.

In addition to the projects, which were featured in the gym, students were able to take part in various hands-on activities in the first floor hallway of the school. Those activities included a giant bubbles station, a “build a gnome home” station, a bookmark creation activity and a Dr. Seuss themed cake walk.

Community displays were also part of the evening’s presentations, including an automatic external defibrillator (AED) presentation by the Memorial Ambulance Corps.

A take on insects

Seventh and eighth grade students display the final product of a project that called for them to build insects out of various supplies.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Hands on work

Students at STREAM night have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of hands-on projects.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Building a motor

Students in seventh and eighth grade outline and present a project done in connection with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, where the students built an electric motor.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School