Minimalist Planning – #TEACHERLIFE 101

Last week I shared one of the biggest ways I maintain my sanity and avoid teacher burnout - minimizing my grading routine. Today, I am going to share another one of my biggest ways to save your time and sanity: Simplify your planning and prepping routine. My way of simplifying and becoming a minimalist planner/prepper … Continue reading Minimalist Planning – #TEACHERLIFE 101

Minimalist Grading – #teacherlife 101

One of the biggest ways I maintain my sanity and avoid teacher burnout is minimizing my grading routine. My way of simplifying and becoming a minimalist grader not only adds hours of me-time to my weeks, but adds valuable learning opportunities you may be missing out on! I learned this method early on, and cannot … Continue reading Minimalist Grading – #teacherlife 101

Why I love No Prep Digital Science Lessons

I think my favorite thing that has come out of this whole Covid / virtual learning season is the experience of using digital resources for our classrooms. This is a route that a lot of us would not have taken by choice, but we have learned so much already. 1. No Prep I LOVE that … Continue reading Why I love No Prep Digital Science Lessons

Glowing Volcano Eruption – Science Experiments for Kids

I love a good science demo or lab for getting my year started off in any science class. Get kids curious and excited about science! The Glowing Volcano Eruption is easy to make and soooooo much fun to watch. I love anything that glows. πŸ™‚ I took a aluminum tray, and placed a narrow cup … Continue reading Glowing Volcano Eruption – Science Experiments for Kids

Starting the School Year Virtual – How I know you will rock it

We are all in uncharted territory here. We are pretty much all first year virtual teachers. And, first year pandemic teachers. I remember one big thing about my first year. I was terrified. I thought I was in over my head. I thought I couldn’t do it. I thought everyone would know that I had … Continue reading Starting the School Year Virtual – How I know you will rock it

THE BIG LIST OF TEACHING MIXTURES – ELEMENTARY SCIENCE

This is my Big List of Teaching Everything Mixtures to help you find what you’re looking for to teach this concept. I always plan this to follow my properties of matter unit. I will start at 5th grade and work my way down to kinder. Click any picture to see more about it or to … Continue reading THE BIG LIST OF TEACHING MIXTURES – ELEMENTARY SCIENCE

The Big List of Teaching Properties of Matter – Elementary Science

This is my Big List of Teaching Everything Properties of Matter to help you find what you're looking for to teach this concept. This is always my second topic of the year, right after the Nature of Science intro unit. I will start at 5th grade and work my way down to kinder. Click any … Continue reading The Big List of Teaching Properties of Matter – Elementary Science

10 Ways to Use 5th Grade Science Review Kits that Make Teaching a Breeze

This past Spring, I created a full set of science review kits that covers each of the Assessed Curriculum TEKS for the 5th grade Science STAAR test. As I created these review sets, I realized how easy they would make distance learning online for students. So, I made them digital as well. The more I … Continue reading 10 Ways to Use 5th Grade Science Review Kits that Make Teaching a Breeze

Science Scope and Sequence – Planning for Back to School

Planning for back to school is actually one of my favorite times of the year. It can feel overwhelming at first, but can be a breeze with a good plan. A scope and sequence is the first place I start when planning for the upcoming year. I want to lay out what I am teaching … Continue reading Science Scope and Sequence – Planning for Back to School