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Weaver Lake Elementary has a rigorous STEM curriculum aligned with both Minnesota state and national standards. Our key focus is on value added learning opportunities for each student.  Technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the curriculum and the use of innovative instructional strategies is evident in every classroom.

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Events and Adventures

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is here! We are so excited to be starting Project Lead the Way at Weaver Lake!  Beginning this spring, fifth grade and kindergarten teachers are piloting new engineering lessons in their classrooms. Fifth graders will soon be exploring programming VEX IQ robots and kindergartners have already had two new engineering opportunities tied to fairy tale stories.  As we grow in our PLTW expertise, we look forward to adding more engineering opportunities throughout the curriculum.  
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 8:03 AM by Karla M Juetten
  • Plant Milkweed!!! I am sad to say that the current news about Monarchs is a bit dismal.  There are frequent updates on their status as teh leave Mexico at Journey North.  Here at Weaver Lake, we are watching them closely.  If you are wondering how you can help, please consider planting milkweed.  Resources are available to make this easy. Currently there are about 20 milkweed species available as seed, though the availability varies based on location.  Some nurseries also sell milkweed transplants or "plugs."  If you are not sure where to find milkweed locally, check out this Milkweed Finder courtesy of the Xerces Society to locate a supplier near you.
    Posted Mar 13, 2014, 5:32 AM by Karla M Juetten
  • Weaver Lake named a Magnet School of Distinction! We are proud to announce that Weaver Lake Elementary has been named a 2014 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the National Association for Magnet and Theme-Based Schools. Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math and Technology Magnet School provides a dynamic, inquiry-based learning environment for students in grades K-6. Weaver Lake’s program incorporates value-added, hands-on activities that focus on problem solving, analytical thinking skills, and are based on real life experiences. Our integrated project-based, thematic approach to teaching has increased academic growth in all areas. Community partnerships have enhanced student learning experiences. The young scientists, mathematicians, and technologists at Weaver Lake Elementary are a community of learners that continually ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:57 AM by Karla M Juetten
  • Weaver Lake Makerspace!!! Big News! The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning accepted my grant proposal!!!As a result, Weaver Lake's student scientists will soon be joining the Maker Movement thanks to a grant from the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  With the addition of a 3D printer, Squishy Circuits, conductive thread, and other engineering materials, Weaver Lake students will be exposed to the basics of electrical engineering and computer programming in grades K-6.   They will have the chance to be  “makers of their own learning”, become designers, turn ideas into reality, and share their creations with the world. In a collaborative, communicative world, students need to be innovative, critical thinkers.   Creativity and the ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:56 AM by Karla M Juetten
  • A Cardinal Good Morning!  I have seen my first cardinal, a female, at the feeder.  She is here on December 31st along with what now seems a massive hoard of birds.  The juncos, chickadees and cardinal are all vying for birdseed at the same time.  One might consider it a cacophony if they weren't so darn quiet.  Today, three chickadees were simultaneously perched on a branch pecking at a seed held in their feet.  I didn't catch a single bird at the feeder yesterday, so it has been fun to witness the crowd today.  
    Posted Dec 31, 2012, 6:51 AM by Karla M Juetten
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Good Morning, Weaver!  Did you see the moon last night (November 28th)?  I am wondering about the haze around that great full moon.  If you know what caused it, stop by to see me today a
nd tell me all about it.  It was pretty awesome, and made me wonder if the animals out in our nature center noticed.  It would be hard to design an investigation to figure that out, wouldn't it?