Hey Teacher Friends!
If you’re like me, you can get lost for hours and days (send help!) scrolling for great ideas to teach science. Of course, I am always searching for ideas that are standards-based, on-trend, cross-curricular, engaging hands-on. But, I really want those things to be meaningful. Meaningful to my kids, meaningful to the standards, meaningful enough to spark a life long love for learning and science. Lofty goals, I know. BUT, I have managed to put together and create a full year of engaging and meaningful science for both 5th and 4th grade science. I am in the middle of completing a year for 2nd grade science, and 3rd is next!
Here is where your help is coming!
I will be working to add posts here to my website to cover each standard for each grade level. Yes, that is a monster task. But, I am going to do my best to get this up and going for you. This is something I have been hoping to do for a while, and I am making it my big goal for 2020.
Each post will contain:
- The standard(s) for both NGSS and TEKS for the grade level
- Guiding questions and I can statements
- Lesson Plan
- Descriptions and pictures of meaningful and engaging activities for each part of the lesson.
- Teacher info or guide to talk about common misconceptions, big picture science concepts, and extra tips or ideas for the standard.
My goal is to help you gain the free time – me time – family time – weekend relax time – that you sooooooo deserve.
To get you started, let’s look at my lesson plan format. I wanted to design a guide that fit classroom needs a little better (in my opinion) than the common 5E plan. It works for planning out your lesson as a whole, then we will look at my weekly and bi-weekly plan for laying out the activities.
Here is a look at a 2nd grade lesson on energy with a sample layout for a week.
You can grab my lesson planning format here for FREE.
Now that you have your planning tools ready to go, watch for the content posts – Coming Soon! You can follow my blog (on the right side of the screen) to get email updates each time a post is published. That is the only types of emails that sign-up sends out, so you won’t be bombarded with anything else.