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No Dream is Impossible for STEM 5 at Greenbriar Middle School

December 23, 2020

Astronaut Visit

No Dream is Impossible
by STEM 5/House 5Z
 
On December 22, STEM 5 engineers took advantage of every second of the last day before our holiday break.  We started with a design challenge to build a gingerbread structure that would keep the gingerbread man safe from the fox.  They put their engineering skills to the test as they used limited materials in a limited time. Perseverance was key!
 
Next, our engineers tapped into their artistic energy to assemble an ornament using a picture from their virtual classroom to commemorate their fifth-grade year.
 
After lunch, we gathered again to interview and learn from retired astronaut and Air Force Colonel Michael T. Good.  Not only did he share the wonders of space and space flight, but he challenged us to believe in ourselves, envision our dream and set goals to make our dreams a reality.
 
Lastly, students enjoyed a read aloud from the famous storybook The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. They received a jingle bell as a constant reminder. Just like the story reminds us to "truly believe", the STEM 5 Coaches reminded their brilliant engineers that through all the ups and downs of life they believe in them, no matter what.
 
Believing in yourself no matter what is the key.  Once you know that, no dream is impossible.