READING IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM

Science and Literacy Teaching kids reading skills shouldn’t be left solely up to the reading or ELA teacher. Informational texts are challenging for kids and they need as much exposure to them as possible to develop the skills need to comprehend what they read. Teaching kids to read informational texts is an important job for a … Continue reading READING IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM

Fairytale Classroom Theme Decor

Pinterest and Instagram are filled with so many amazing ideas and beautiful classrooms. I scrolled for weeks trying to decide what theme I wanted to go with, only to settle on a fairytale theme. Guess how many classrooms I found with a fairytale theme. Two! Only a couple posts had ideas to help me plan. … Continue reading Fairytale Classroom Theme Decor

Top 3 End of the Year STEM Units that Keep Students Engaged and Behavior Under Control

Teachers, Summer is coming!! This is always an exciting time of the year, which makes all those behavior skills your students work so hard to build all year go right out the window. 😅 No fear! Simple literacy-infused STEM units are my absolute favorite way to keep students learning and engaged during the last few … Continue reading Top 3 End of the Year STEM Units that Keep Students Engaged and Behavior Under Control

Interactions in Ecosystems: This Week in 5th Grade Science

Life Science is something that I love to teach in Spring because animals and plants are becoming active again. We can teach what students are starting to see in their world around them. Plus, we have more opportunity to tie in natural occurrences to our lessons such as baby animals and plant growth. This week … Continue reading Interactions in Ecosystems: This Week in 5th Grade Science

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