August 19, 2015

First Days of School

Wow! It's only Wednesday and I feel like I have taught a full week already.  We have already had so much fun!
Some of my favorite activities so far have been.

You are a scientist
Making observations and collecting data

 A Little Closer Look! 


Observing our School Garden

Jelly Bean Observations (Yummy Research)

Would You Rather (A fun way for students to learn to collect data and discuss their findings) 

I can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the week!! I love learning with my students.

August 15, 2015

Ready or Not, Monday is Almost Here!!

Teacher In-service Week:
   The first of the week I managed to crawl to the gym, but by the end of the week I was passing out on the couch by 6:30! With Teacher In-Services, Ice Cream Social, & Lesson Planning my brain was full and my body exhausted! 
So today I rested! And now I can’t wait to get started on Monday with my new students! My room is ready finally... 

 My STEM Station:  
Students can observe Monarchs and Swallowtail caterpillars. Students can build projects using the materials at the station. In the bins there are all sorts of building materials. (A.K.A. JUNK: paper towel rolls, lids, recycled wheels, tape, paper plates, string, roller coaster tracks, etc.) 

 Charging iPad Station and Papers for the week
I love the chalkboard stickers and the chalkboard metal cans. (I use the cans for sharp and dull pencils) 


Focus Board
The Focus Board helps me and my students see what our goals are for the nine weeks. 

I love books!
Here are a few of my favorite books to start off the year with!

Let me know what books you use to start off your school year!