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STEAM: Seeing the Process

March 17, 2020 | Chloe Ko

The last project of this term focused on land formations. Each pair were assigned to research a specific land formation and to answer the big question: How is the land on Earth created, destroyed, and changed?


One thing we did differently this time was to create topical research rooms for our students to share ,build and challenge each others’ ideas. As they researched the same topic and share aloud, we saw our students engage in rich discussions and be helpers to one another.


Once they have done their research, they got right to work in making their models. Various materials were used, and we were so impressed by their creativities.



Lastly, the students chose a way to present their understanding that was most comfortable to them as learners. Some chose to play a video or silent slides while others focused on improving the volume of their voices and postures.


While the parents got to see their final products, the teachers got to see their processes: where the true beauty lies. We saw our students work hard with grit and find ways to best collaborate with their partners. Couldn’t be more proud!


For those of you who were able to make it last Friday, thank you for joining us!

Chloe Ko

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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