Month: November 2019

Hour of Code: Prep Time

Organize an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9th-15th. There are many ways to get your class, grade level team, content area team, and school involved. Here are some of those ways/resources: Code.org This site has resources for students and teachers…

Preparing for the Holidays?

How about giving the gift that gives this season? You might be thinking I mean books…and if so, you are both right and not completely right. 🙂 The other night I went out to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The days leading up to that…

#teamtrees

Have you heard about #teamtrees? If not, it is my joy to share this invitation to participate and to help. YouTuber MrBeast started this invitation movement to make a positive environmental impact, by raising funds to plant 20 million trees around the globe. With…

Cultural Fabric: Follow-Up

About a month ago, I shared a Cultural Fabric activity that I invited my school to participate in. Please see my post Cultural Fabric: Class Building Activity for more information, including a link to a PDF for instructions. To my delight, they did 🙂,…

NOV8…INNOVATE…Success!

Parents and students had a wonderful time problem solving and designing together at our NOV8…INNOVATE event! 😀 The use of the character cards, and open design challenge cards were perfect for our time frame and goal. If you want to read more about the…

NOV8…INNOVATE: Character and Design Cards

Yesterday I shared my NOV8…INNOVATE family events ideas. Well, after some think time, and some discussion with my amazing colleagues, I have decided on using character and design cards (which is sort of a combination of my ideas): Please click HERE to access the…

NOV8…INNOVATE!

How do you plan on celebrating NOV8/INNOVATE day, as part of National STEM/STEAM month? Me…I am still trying to figure out those last minute details, but here’s what I have figured out: At my middle school, we are going to try something new. We…

Native American History and Experience

Today I want to share another book resource with you…Brightly. Brightly’s mission is to help all of us raise (or teach) kids who love to read. Isn’t that wonderful! One of the many book lists and shares that they have is one that highlights…

“The Sun is Kind of a BIG DEAL”

And it is! This book makes me smile! The illustrations are inviting and the title is not only fun, but so accurate. I love the personification (great ELA connection!) that Nick Seluk used as the foundation of this fact-based informative picture book about the…

Happy Picture Book Month!

How do you plan on celebrating this AMAZING month? The picture above is one of the ways that I celebrated last year, when I worked at an elementary school. I transformed one of the hallway bulletin boards into one that highlights some of my…