STEM Fridays are very quickly gaining momentum among elementary teachers, and it’s not hard to see why. As STEM continues to grow and become a critical part of elementary curriculum, the need to find a good “fit” in the instructional day is becoming more and more important. I surveyed my fantastic social media followers who are currently implementing STEM Fridays,… Read More
STEM Bins for Elementary Students Want to see my STEM Bins setup up close and personal? Watch the following video! “I’m finished! What do I do now?” How many times during our teaching day do we hear these words from our students? Oftentimes, it is much too often, and students are provided a handful of the same options to keep… Read More
***This post contains affiliate links for Amazon. By purchasing an item on the Amazon site using these links, I will receive a small commission on your purchase.*** I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the elementary classroom, and the beginning of the school year is the perfect time to dive in headfirst! As soon as those… Read More
Ahhhh….It’s summer!! Glorious glorious summer. Time to exhale, time to regroup, time to recharge, and one of my MOST favorite times of the year for so many reasons. Here are my Top 5 reasons why we should savor every moment, and how summer somehow manages to make me a better teacher each year: It can be utterly exhilarating to channel 100% of your… Read More
It’s the last day of school. You close your eyes and breathe a deep sigh of relief as you give one more hug to your last student as he is dismissed. You smile and wave as you watch him run to his car. You do a happy dance and high five one of your teammates. “It’s FINALLY summer!” you yell… Read More
Tonight on Literacy Centers Made EASY @iteachtvnetwork on Periscope, I shared six simple ways to conserve and reuse paper in your literacy centers. I also shared how to implement digital porfolios using the SeeSaw app for iPad. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 15 MINUTE REPLAY! Styled images by Jen Jones of Hello Literacy and Fonts by Kimberly Geswein.