If there is one thing I could say about my daughter, Mikaela is that at an early age she knew what she wanted to do with her life and right now she is working on fulfilling her dream. STEM education was important to help her follow her dreams. You may remember the obstacles she had to overcome to get to where she is now, but I haven’t told you about her early years, the years before school.
Being the middle daughter is not the easiest thing in the world. For one, you are not the oldest with more responsibility but then again you aren’t the youngest who will forever be treated like a baby. But being the middle one of three girls, you sometimes get overlooked, not intentionally but still because you are a go with flow type you tend to keep to yourself.
That, in a nutshell, describes my middle daughter. There were times where we would wonder what she was up to and find that she put herself down for a nap. There she was a thumb in her mouth, clutching her blankie and sound asleep. Other times we would find her playing quietly with her toys. Most of the time she was building things. You should see some of the elaborate things she would design. I mean even when we went to the beach she was content to play in the sand, building sand castles.
I wish I could say that she got this from me but in truth, she totally gets it from my husband. He is one of those quiet thinkers who can just look at a picture of something and figure out how to build it. Because of this, she has a different kind of learning style. She is a more hands-on, getting your hand’s dirty type, than one who can pick up a book and retain knowledge that way.
So, when it came time to send her to high school, it was a no-brainer to send her to the same school that her older sister attended. Mind you that this isn’t a normal high school per say, it is one based in STEM Education (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.) Each student must apply and at the time go through an interview to be admitted into the school. But this was the perfect place for Mikaela and her love of building. Now she is currently pursuing a degree in Interior Architecture at her college.
I know that STEM Education is important to those students who are more visual and hands-on learners. That is why I am so happy to bring this amazing giveaway for a LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator in honor of my visual learning daughter Mikaela. This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal. Want to enter then use the rafflecopter below to get your entries in.
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