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Mrs. Stephanie Lofink
Mrs. Lofink was born and raised in San Diego, California. At 23, she met and married a sailor, and together they traveled and lived in many interesting places. While living in Hawaii, she earned her teaching certification, and made plans for their move to North Carolina. Mrs. Lofink has been involved with teaching children in Johnston County as a classroom teacher, and now serves as the STEM teacher for BES.
This year the focus in STEM will be technology and engineering. We will continue to develop growth mindsets and use the engineering process Engineers are problem solvers who ASK how can this problem be solved. They IMAGINE all kinds of interesting solutions. They PLAN how to make things to solve the problem. They build and CREATE things to improve our lives and environment. If their idea doesn't work, and sometimes it doesn't and that's okay because we learn from our mistakes, they IMPROVE their plan and TRY again. That is why a GROWTH MINDSET is so important for engineers. They also COMMUNICATE their ideas with their peers to get constructive FEEDBACK and when their solution is ready they share with the world. It should be a fun exciting year for us all.
Following is a link to a video about the EDP or Engineering Design Process we watched in class. I am adding it because the kids in grades 1-4 really enjoyed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dR3iKaWUoU
Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...