September 16, 2017

Slime & STEM

Wow! The first five weeks have flown by! I have been SOOOOO exhausted, but I’m liven’ the dream!! Yes, I always dreamed of being a teacher and here I am!!!
On my 20th year of teaching, I’m still always learning new things. Adding more STEM into my curriculum is always so important! One of my favorite new activities is my STEM Balloon Powered Cars!
  Just watch them go--------
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   A fun way to introduce the Phases of Matter was with SLIME! Yes, I said slime.  I know all the kids are into it, so why fight it!! Glue is cheap at the beginning of school and your kids will think you are the coolest. The secret to making it not stick to you is the eye contact solution. It is a MUST!! It is so engaging and my students came up with reasons they thought SLIME was a solid or a liquid.  It was so fun hearing them give their reasons.  Isn’t that what learning is about? Having fun, making observations, and engaging students!!!! Click here to see my SLIME Packet! 






I guess reviewing all these activities might be why I have been a little tired!! Have a great week!!
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August 20, 2017

First Week of School

What a Great 1st Week of School
What a great week of learning.  One of our favorite STEM projects was building Pencil Towers. Students learned the importance of working together to complete a task. Students design, engineered, and constructed pencil towers. 




 Only at the beginning of the year would we have enough pencils for everyone to do this activity at once.  If you want to checkout these activities click here!


 *Next time we will start the towers on the floor! Always learning! 
Our Quote of the Week: 



Our Word of the Week: Effort




What a great week!!! There is no tired like teacher tired!!! #B2S2017

July 25, 2017

Classroom Update with a Free Printout for Open House

STEM Station
Organization is the key in making STEM activities easier!

·      Students can get their materials and clean up when materials are clearly labeled and easy to access.
·      Key items to have in your STEM cart: cardboard paper rolls, marbles, paperclips, cups, tape, craft sticks, string, cotton balls, straws, rubber bands, toothpicks, ping pong balls, cards, index cards, pipe cleaners, balloons, modeling clay, spoons, & lids.
·      Check out the labels HERE!



Chalkboard Display boards: I don’t always like how my handwriting looks, so I print out quotes to display on the boards.  I glued a clothespin and ribbon to the boards to dress them up a little.  



Get Ready of Open House!
Click here for a FREE Printout!