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
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
2nd grade science is so much fun because they are at a fun age to teach with fun ways to explore big concepts. Magnets are of course a really exciting and engaging topic to cover. Let's take a look at all the fun you can have teaching magnets in second grade! Kids of all ages … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Magnets in 2nd 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
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
Lapbooks had been showing up in my Pinterest feed more and more, and I wanted to find the best way to use them in a science classroom. All the lapbooks I come across look fun and interactive, and I know students would enjoy creating and using them. Thinking over the many uses of a lapbook in a … Continue reading How to Create Lapbooks for the Interactive Science Notebook
Here is a fun, simple, and yummy lab to help your students practice measuring mass. Problem: Does the mass of a bag full of popcorn change after it is popped? Hypothesis: Have students make a prediction. Example: "I think the bag of popcorn will have more mass after it is popped because the popcorn gets … Continue reading Measuring Mass: Popcorn Lab