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 ūüôā 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

Why Elementary Science Matters (and How You Can Make It Happen)

Science matters in Kindergarten, just as much as it matters in High School. With elementary science teachers, high school science teachers have a huge helping hand in teaching and sparking scientific interest in our kids today as well as for our scientists and thinkers of the future. When I used to think about a science … Continue reading Why Elementary Science Matters (and How You Can Make It Happen)

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 Seventeen Science Lessons: The Water Cycle

Grade 5 Science Week Seventeen¬†Lessons This week we will start the Space¬†Unit. Space in 5th grade looks at the interactions between space and earth. We will be exploring the Water Cycle this week. Students will observe and diagram the steps of the water cycle. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual … Continue reading Week Seventeen Science Lessons: The Water Cycle

Week Sixteen Science Lessons: Weather vs. Climate

Grade 5 Science Week Sixteen¬†Lessons This week we will continue the Earth Unit. We will be comparing Weather vs. Climate. Students will learn the difference between the two terms. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to … Continue reading Week Sixteen Science Lessons: Weather vs. Climate

Week Fourteen Science Lessons: Natural Resources and Alternative Energy

Grade 5 Science Week Fourteen Lessons This week we will continue¬†the Earth¬†Unit. We will be exploring natural resources and alternative energy. Students will learn about the types of resources, how we use them, and the importance of conservation.¬† Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout … Continue reading Week Fourteen Science Lessons: Natural Resources and Alternative Energy

Week Twelve Science Lessons: The Rock Cycle, Fossils, and Fossil Fuels

Grade 5 Science Week¬†Twelve¬†Lessons This week we will begin the Earth¬†Unit. We will be exploring the rock cycle, sedimentary rocks, fossils, and fossil fuels¬†this week! ¬†Here is a lesson to help you plan. 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 Twelve Science Lessons: The Rock Cycle, Fossils, and Fossil Fuels

Week Seven Science Lessons: Forms of Energy

Grade 5 Science Week Seven Lessons This week we will be¬†starting the Force, Motion, and Energy Unit. The first week of this unit is the Forms of Energy. Students will be introduced to the types of energy and how it can apply to the world around them!¬† Here is a lesson to help you plan. … Continue reading Week Seven Science Lessons: Forms of Energy

Filling in the Literacy Gap

Science and Literacy I've noticed throughout the years that fiction is a favorite in the ELA classroom. This leads to students having great exposure to the fiction genre, but leaves a gap in nonfiction reading strategies. This is where the content areas come in. Giving students ample opportunities to read and comprehend informational texts can … Continue reading Filling in the Literacy Gap