Meet our STEM Teacher, Mrs. Wied!

STEM Teacher Mrs. Wied and Mrs.Mata

Hello! I am Mrs. Wied, the new STEM teacher at JSE. I am so excited to join the JSE Family. I recently moved from Wisconsin with my husband and three year old daughter. In Wisconsin I taught for 8 years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family enjoying the warm Florida weather. I already feel at home at James Stephens and am excited to bring new opportunities to all the JSE students in our new STEM labs!

Primary STEM Lab

Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade attend our Primary STEM Lab for 60 minutes each week. While in the STEM Lab students participate in Engineering Units utilizing Lego Education materials. Primary students learn basic engineering concepts including the Engineer Design Process and simple machines. Students work collaboratively to build a variety of solutions while communicating their results with their peers. 

STEAM Park Lego Sets

Primary Students also learn basic coding concepts using Apple iPads. Programs such as Scratch Jr. and CodeSpark create a solid foundation of block programming that will transfer into the intermediate STEM Leb and lead to Lego Robotics and 3-D Printing. Students also code with kinesthetic movement using Ozobots. 


In addition to Engineering and Coding Units, Primary Students also participate in NSTA Award Winning Picture Perfect Science Curriculum. Each unit revolves around a specific science concept and integrates literacy skills through a fiction and non-fiction text. 

Simple Machines 2nd Grade

Intermediate STEM Lab