STEM and Literacy Activities for Surviving Christmas and Winter in the Classroom

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

How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 3 #lessongoals

The last post in this series covered #planninggoals. I talked about how to plan a scope and sequence for your school year. A mandatory prerequisite to lesson planning 🙂 What makes an outstanding Science program that supports the teachers in your school? Calling all teachers, specialists, and principals! Its not a daunting task. I am here … Continue reading How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 3 #lessongoals

How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 2 #planninggoals

Last week we started off this series with #learninggoals. I listed some must have's for learning goals. What makes an outstanding Science program that supports the teachers in your school? Calling all teachers, specialists, and principals! Its not a daunting task. I am here to help! Do you wish your current science program included engaging … Continue reading How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School- Part 2 #planninggoals

How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School – Part 1 #learninggoals

What makes an outstanding Science program that supports the teachers in your school? Calling all teachers, specialists, and principals! Its not a daunting task. I am here to help! Do you wish your current science program included engaging hands-on activities that helped your students experience each standard in a meaningful way? Do you wish your current … Continue reading How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School – Part 1 #learninggoals

How to Create Lapbooks for the Interactive Science Notebook

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

Back to School: 3 Steps to Streamlining Your Lesson Planning

July is almost over already?!?! Summer goes by faster and faster each year I think. July is the month I always scheduled my CPE and professional development workshops to prepare for the upcoming school year. I also get organized and set up for my school year in July. I am a bit of a planning … Continue reading Back to School: 3 Steps to Streamlining Your Lesson Planning

Week 24 Science Lessons: Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-four Lessons This week we will continue the Environments Unit. We are going to take a look at how the carbon dioxide- oxygen cycle and photosynthesis work, and why they are important. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this … Continue reading Week 24 Science Lessons: Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Twelfth Day – Science Cycles Slides

Today marks the end of my 12 days of Christmas. I hope you were able to find something helpful out of this series. Here goes the twelfth day! On the twelfth day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Twelve Science Cycles Slides! When teaching science, it is handy to have the common cycles on hand for a quick … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Twelfth Day – Science Cycles Slides

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Eleventh Day – Science Tools Task Cards

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the eleventh day! On the eleventh day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Eleven Science Tools Task Cards! … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Eleventh Day – Science Tools Task Cards

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Tenth Day – Higher Level Thinking Activites

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the tenth day! On the tenth day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Ten Higher Level Thinking Activities! … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Tenth Day – Higher Level Thinking Activites