Where are my Students?

Where are my Students? The school year has begun, and if you are an elementary school teacher, you are probably asking yourself one big question, “Where are my students?”   On your roster, you have 22 names.  The office assures you that you are responsible for each and every one.  However, as you gaze around your […]

How to Win the Teacher Evaluation Game

Here it comes! Evaluation time is here.  Even experienced teachers meet this time with dread.  Will your students perform well?  Will you get nervous and forget what to do?  Will the classroom take on an unfamiliar tone and ruin your carefully planned lesson?  There are just too many variables to tell.   Evaluations should really be […]

Getting Organized for the New School Year

Organization is Key Even if you are not sure which grade level you will teach this school year, there are things you can do right now to organize your classroom that will help you start your year off well. The number one secret to school year success is…..planning. The school year hits with the momentum […]

A STEAM Lesson for Home: Bugs, Butterflies, and Graphs

I’m back with more science at home fun. My daughter received at Play-doh “Make & Measure” set for her birthday and we got it out this morning. I have included an affiliate link for your convenience. <br /> A STEAM Lesson for Home This is a great set for ages 4-8. The kids made and […]

Summer Activities: Nature Walk Science Journal

Welcome to Day #2 of our 30 Summer Days with Kids Challenge. Yesterday, we took a Neighborhood Nature Walk and observed the nature we saw along the way. Today, we are going to follow this up with a science journal. Hopefully, you took some pictures of all the things you saw living and growing in […]

Summer Activities: Neighborhood Nature Walk

Day #1 of the 30 Summer Days with Kids Challenge is here! Maybe you’re already on summer break, maybe it starts tomorrow or maybe you still have a week or two of school to go, but this challenge will give you an arsenal of activities for kids to fight the summer boredom. Activity #1 is […]