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
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
This Summer, we are planning ahead for unknown and uncharted territory. Some of our schools may open like normal. Some of us may open with an A/B or spit day schedule. I am working really hard this Summer to make sure we have what we need to teach Science no matter what next year looks … Continue reading Digital Science Lessons – Making Planning, Prepping, and Teaching EASY PEASY
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
For my teacher friends out there who just want a lesson, any lesson, to print and go... Check out this FREEBIE I just made just for you. It has 27 pages of quality lesson activities and lesson plans. The following FREE lesson set is designed for students to complete independently and still do REAL learning. … Continue reading FREE Print-and-GO Science Lesson
Teachers around the country and world are being asked to plan two weeks of lessons that students can do at home. As if lesson planning wasn't challenging enough, right?! I have seen the questions posted across social media and facebook groups over the past week. What should we plan for students to do from home … Continue reading Science Lessons Students Can Do From Home
5 ideas for getting you and your students ready for the STAAR test. Test prep that is fun, easy, and effective.
We all know that the couple of weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas/Winter Break can be rough on teacher energy levels and student behavior. And then, the weeks after Winter Break are tough, too. In December, we are all just waiting for that next break, and the kids more or less mentally check out. In January, its … Continue reading STEM and Literacy Activities for Surviving Christmas and Winter in the Classroom
We made some food chain puzzles, and they were such a big hit with the kids! I used them as an intro activity for the unit, but I have teachers using them in their classrooms as a review. Students color and cut out each organism in the two food chains. They place them on the habitat mat … Continue reading Food Chain Puzzles
I am a really big fan of using read alouds in the science classroom. I love books, and that means I have to share my love of reading with my science kiddos! Reading in the science classroom has so many cross-curricular benefits for kids. Gail Gibbons and Basher Science are by far my favorite … Continue reading Why Use Poetry in Your Science Classroom?