Category: Design

NOV8…INNOVATE…Success!

Parents and students had a wonderful time problem solving and designing together at our NOV8…INNOVATE event! πŸ˜€ 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…

Thinking of Flexible Seating? Read: “If I Built a Car”

Point of view, imagination, design, poetry…which one do I pick? This book has so many different objective connections, on top of being so colorfully illustrated. Why did I select it from the library? Well, its the start of the year and I am thinking…

Tuesday Morning Reads for May 1, 2018

Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt. Illustrations by Deb Pilutti: Ok, so this book isn’t a science story. Nope, not at all…at first glance. It is a story about ideas for a story, a narrative, however, it reminded me of the time I taught 5th…

Snowflake Design Challenge: The Results Are In

A few weeks ago, I posted my latest bulletin board: Snowflake Design Challenge. It may be difficult to see, but to the left of the board, I placed star stickers and had people use the stars to select which snowflake lasted 3.12 seconds in…

Snowflake Design Challenge: New Interactive Bulletin Board

A few weeks ago, I found this site on Pinterest: “Winter STEM Challenges-Snowflake STEM”. While I didn’t look into the full details of the concept (meaning, I didn’t buy it on Teachers Pay Teachers), the idea did get me thinking and wondering. πŸ™‚ I…

Bear Hibernation & Bears in Early Spring Books

A couple of days ago I shared a kindergarten lesson called, Bears & Their Habitats: Kindergarteners Create. I wanted to say more about the books that we featured and some other books that I came across, that talk about when bears wake up in…