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. πŸ˜… 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

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

THE BIG LIST OF TEACHING MIXTURES – ELEMENTARY SCIENCE

This is my Big List of Teaching Everything Mixtures to help you find what you’re looking for to teach this concept. I always plan this to follow my properties of matter unit. I will start at 5th grade and work my way down to kinder. Click any picture to see more about it or to … Continue reading THE BIG LIST OF TEACHING MIXTURES – ELEMENTARY SCIENCE

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

10 Ways to Use 5th Grade Science Review Kits that Make Teaching a Breeze

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

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)