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My name is Sara Harms, and I am the Library/STEAM teacher here at Erin School. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2006. After that, I was a middle school science teacher for 15 years. I’ve also taught Social Studies and ELA at the middle school level. I started teaching in Erin in 2023. I am proud to work in such a small district focused on student relationships and growth. The Library/STEAM position combined my two passions – children’s literature and innovation/creativity in the classroom. I am constantly learning and trying new things to grow as an educator.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family – we love sports, being outdoors, and traveling. Some of my hobbies include hiking, photography, running, and reading. Like my students, I am eager to be active and engaged!
LIBRARY AND STEAM ENRICHMENT TIME
Erin school students LOVE to read and regardless of their age they really enjoy story time. Students in grades 4K through 2nd grade have library story time every week followed by book selection and check out time. Grade 3 library time transitions as the year progresses. 3rd grade will begin the year checking out books weekly, but as their reading selections expand in length they will check out every other week to allow more time for reading those longer books just like 4th and 5th graders.
Students also engage in STEAM learning experiences as an extension of their weekly library time. Library time has been extended to 45 minutes and in addition to story time and book selection our students will be engaging in hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The purpose of STEAM focused education is to lead students towards a desire to inquire and engage in learning in a project based environment.
The main focuses of STEAM at Erin School are as follows: