Ideas for teaching Cell Structures and Functions

Cell Structures and Functions are a favorite topic for me. Students love looking at cells under a microscope and students love These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. You can click any link or image in this post to grab the printables and activities for yourself. The informational text … Continue reading Ideas for teaching Cell Structures and Functions

Planning Your Whole Month of Science in 5 Minutes!

I am always looking for a better way to streamline planning and prep so I can leave work on time and enjoy my family time. This Summer, I created a monthly planning page that has allowed me to plan an entire month in 5 minutes!! Talk about a time and sanity saver! I love tools … Continue reading Planning Your Whole Month of Science in 5 Minutes!

10 Effective Differentiation Strategies for a Variety of Learners

1. Varied challenge levels This is a super simple, but effective differentiation strategy for any teacher. Think about the level of learning you want each student to achieve and start there. You may be asking one student to identify elements of a story, looking for main idea and details. But, another student may need deeper … Continue reading 10 Effective Differentiation Strategies for a Variety of Learners

4 Ways To Get Engagement Back After Break

Us teachers know: the weeks before a break are nearly impossible to keep students engaged and learning. We are just trying to keep everyone alive and maybe entertained. Am I right?! The week or two after break can be just as challenging. We have to get our students readjusted to classroom procedures and learning. I … Continue reading 4 Ways To Get Engagement Back After Break

Free Weekly Science Lesson Plans

Coming Soon!! Teacher’s Workstation Science Lessons Newsletter

Starting soon, I will be sending out detailed complete science lesson plans to save you all the planning time! Join today so you don't miss out when these get going. The first lesson plans will come out this Summer to stay ahead of your scope. You will receive weekly science lesson plans straight to your … Continue reading Coming Soon!! Teacher’s Workstation Science Lessons Newsletter

Teacher Tip: How to leave work on time every day

It's time to take back your nights and weekends. You deserve it! How I leave work on time each day! {without compromising student learning or success} Honestly, I rarely leave work late as a teacher. I am not a slacker, and my students have always thrived in learning and scored high enough to keep our … Continue reading Teacher Tip: How to leave work on time every day

READING IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM

Science and Literacy Teaching kids reading skills shouldn’t be left solely up to the reading or ELA teacher. Informational texts are challenging for kids and they need as much exposure to them as possible to develop the skills need to comprehend what they read. Teaching kids to read informational texts is an important job for a … Continue reading READING IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM