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Eagle River Elementary School helps kindergarteners learn STEM skills thanks to 3M grantSubmitted: 11/21/2017
Story By Katie Thoresen

Eagle River Elementary School helps kindergarteners learn STEM skills thanks to 3M grant
EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River Elementary School teacher Brenda Liermann believes kindergarten is all about exploring.

Thanks to a grant from 3M in Wausau, her students will get hands-on experience when it comes to exploring the STEM fields. 

"We need to have them experience the engineering and the technology," said Liermann.


The concept of learning science, technology, engineering, and math, or "STEM," may be more than five and six-year-olds can handle right now.

But by playing with LEGO's, kids can use those skills without having to understand them.

"Using those step by step instructions to learn and just being able to follow those steps like you would doing anything in life," said kindergarten teacher Kim Lewandowski.

With a more than $1,300 grant from 3M, Eagle River Elementary bought LEGO sets to give these students a lot more hands-on experience.

Lewandowski hopes that every block students lay down also lays the foundation for future learning. 

"Just helping them grow in those fields and see there's other things they can do and other experiences they can have," said Lewandowski. 


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