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)

Science Lessons Students Can Do From Home

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

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Magnets in 2nd Grade

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

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

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