Never Too Early To Introduce STEAM
Meet the Makers
Nicole Huguenin, Director of Arts Integration and Play
What is your favorite family tradition?
I have four sisters and a brother. We grew up singing and dancing at every family function. My extended family all sings and we often break into song during Thanksgiving dinner. We have a few really talented vocalists. For example, there is my aunt Jackie and her children, who would harmonize and make us sound magical. Our family would sing on roadtrips, around the campfire and at the lake. I love singing with a group of people just for the fun of it. It’s so uplifting and joy-filled.
What is your favorite color and why?
It’s difficult for me to choose a favorite color because I like so many of them! The past few years I’ve been drawn to the color turquoise. My grandparents had a turquoise wool rug in their living room when I was growing up and now I have it in my cabin. Turquoise is so calming to me. It goes very well with a lot of other colors when I’m painting or decorating. My cabin is full of very fun and colorful items, many of which are turquoise.
This Week’s Focus
How can we engage our early learners in STEAM?
PBL Works states that “Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.” This week’s focus is on STEAM in Early Learning. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. STEAM and PBL go hand-in-hand. Our little learners are wired for STEAM! (Pun intended.)