Category: Design


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… Continue Reading “NOV8…INNOVATE…Success!”

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… Continue Reading “NOV8…INNOVATE: Character and Design Cards”

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

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… Continue Reading “Tuesday Morning Reads for May 1, 2018”

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… Continue Reading “Snowflake Design Challenge: The Results Are 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. 🙂 I… Continue Reading “Snowflake Design Challenge: New Interactive Bulletin Board”

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… Continue Reading “Bear Hibernation & Bears in Early Spring Books”

Novels and Engineering? YES, PLEASE!

I came across this amazing e-article by Katrina Schwartz, who writes for “Mind/Shift: How We Learn” (do you follow them on Twitter or get their newsletter? You should consider it. I love their posts!). Click HERE for the link to read the full-article…and set… Continue Reading “Novels and Engineering? YES, PLEASE!”

Bears & Their Habitats: Kindergarteners Create

During the month of January, my Kindergarten co-teacher and I have been engaging our students in a variety of lessons about bears and their habitats, especially their winter habitats. We used a couple stories throughout our unit to support our learning journey: Along with… Continue Reading “Bears & Their Habitats: Kindergarteners Create”

Tuesday Morning Reads for January 9, 2018

Back to the alphabet! Typically when I create this post, I select books from the “new books” section of the children’s library, but like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I decided to give them some buying time. Instead I am scanning their selection… Continue Reading “Tuesday Morning Reads for January 9, 2018”