Category: Lesson Description

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…

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…

Cultural Fabric: Class Building Activity

Being of Hispanic Heritage, and being an ELL (English Language Learner) Specialist, I look forward to National Hispanic Heritage Month! This September 15th-October 15th time, is a time of honoring the influential Hispanics in our nation’s history, across the globe, and within our own…

“Too Many Carrots” a STEM Launch

Recently, my amazing co-teaching partner in 2nd grade, Quincey Williamson, and I presented “The Big Picture and Small Details of Incorporating STEM Ideas in Your Elementary Classroom”. The main take away from our presentation was simply this: Story is a great way toward incorporating…

Wordless Books and “Say Something”

I am here to report! πŸ™‚ I tried the wordless book strategy called, “say something” that I featured on two different posts last week: Build, Assess, Build Vocabulary with a Wordless Book and More Wordless Books! with my 2nd grade co-teaching class, using the following…

More Wordless Books!

A few days ago I shared a possible wordless book strategy, Say Something, along with a link to other wordless book ideas, in my Build, Assess, Build Vocabulary with a Wordless Book post. I am going to be trying the Say Something strategy with…