Category: Inventions


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!”


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… Continue Reading “NOV8…INNOVATE!”

“The Story of Inventions”

To my delight, I came across this book at my local library. The novel-like binding intrigued me. I thought it might be written like a novel, diving deep into a couple of inventions and their backstory–similar to the documentary series “How we Got to… Continue Reading ““The Story of Inventions””

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 April 10, 2018

The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat: I cannot wait to show this book to my first graders! They LOVE the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, and this clever mathematical book features them reading this book. 🙂 Dan Santat, the author, does an… Continue Reading “Tuesday Morning Reads for April 10, 2018”

Featured Book: “Anything is Possible”

This book was recommended to me by a dear friend, who is also a professor–and quite knowledgeable on the topic of all things good! 🙂 I picked up a copy of this great story from the library today, and I was thrilled that once… Continue Reading “Featured Book: “Anything is Possible””

Tuesday Morning Reads for December 5th

A Moon of My Own by Jennifer Rustgi, illustrated by Ashley White: On the note from the author, it says, “Come along on an enchanted adventure around the world with a young girl and her faithful companion, the Moon”–and this book was exactly that! 🙂… Continue Reading “Tuesday Morning Reads for December 5th”

Featured Book: “The Most Magnificent Thing”

Book Summary: “One day, a little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. Easy-peasy! But making… Continue Reading “Featured Book: “The Most Magnificent Thing””