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

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

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

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

Science Lesson Planning Made Easy – Full Year Science Bundles

Hey Teacher Friends! Summer is here and the time of year when I plan for the following school year. I like to know what standards I am covering and how I will get those covered well before I ever get back into the classroom. Even if I don't know what the next year will look … Continue reading Science Lesson Planning Made Easy – Full Year Science Bundles

How to EASILY Use Parts of a PDF in Distance Learning (and in the classroom)

Hey Teacher Friends! Like the rest of you across the world, I have been thrown into learning how to teach digitally. Recently, I did learn something that has changed how you can teach digitally as well as use it teaching in your classroom. I learned how to save just a selection of pages from a … Continue reading How to EASILY Use Parts of a PDF in Distance Learning (and in the classroom)

How to Easily Find Dollar Spot Teacher Goodies

Hey teacher friends! I don't know about you, but I tend to spend half my Summer scanning the Target Dollar Spot looking for it to tell me what my class needs next year. I'm sure we have all had that bummer moment when we see a must-have Target Dollar Spot teacher goody posted on instagram … Continue reading How to Easily Find Dollar Spot Teacher Goodies

Ideas for Teaching The Properties of Matter in 5th Grade

Welcome to the first post in a series of upcoming posts on Ideas for Teaching Science. I am hoping to give each of my fellow teachers out there enough ideas and materials to save hours of planning time. Why scan Pinterest for hours when you can find a collection of my ideas right here in … Continue reading Ideas for Teaching The Properties of Matter in 5th Grade

The Big List of Engaging Vocabulary Activities for Science (Interactive Science Series)

Vocabulary is essential in learning new things. The more vocabulary a student knows, the more they can assimilate new information. You have probably noticed a few words that are repeated quite often when reading through content area standards. Name, identify, describe, and terms are all words that indicate a student will be using vocabulary to … Continue reading The Big List of Engaging Vocabulary Activities for Science (Interactive Science Series)