Sisters4Science (S4S) at Funston Elementary School has officially begun! My name is Eugenia and I am the STEM facilitator for this branch of the program. This Friday, September 19th, was our first session. The girls ranged from fifth grade to eighth grade. For the first day, we decided to start it off slow and simple. To get to know one another, we had two icebreakers. The first one was the Name Game, where the girls introduced themselves and told us a fun fact about themselves. The second icebreaker we decided to do was The Human Knot, where the girls all grab someone else’s hands and were knotted together and had to untie themselves without letting go of each other’s hands.
For the rest of our time together, the girls just wanted to get all the paper work out of the way. They helped me pass out their S4S folders and the forms they needed to bring back. For the first journal prompt of the program, I gave them a pretty simple topic: “What things did they expect to learn in the program and what did they want to learn about with science in the program??” The girls wrote for a while and tried to get as many good ideas as they could! When sharing, a lot of the girls were looking forward to the many experiments that will be done during the program. You can honestly see the excitement in their faces. At the end of the day, the girls sure did look excited to be a part of S4S. Just knowing that they’re excited makes me look forward to the program even more.