Category: Process

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!

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…

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 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. πŸ™‚ Dan Santat, the author, does an…

1st Grade Researchers!

In first grade we have been learning about astronauts and transportation. Witnessing the student excitement about these topics, my co-teacher and I decided to extend the unit with some choice to learn more about either transportation or space. Using a KWL chart, we gathered…

National: Tell a Fairy Tale Day

To celebrate “Tell a Fairy Tale” day, I am highlighting some new books that have crossed my path… When I saw these, I had one of those…”why didn’t I think of that” moments. Luckily, Jasmine Brooke did! πŸ™‚ These books start off with non-fiction…

How about a KLW instead of a KWL?

Perhaps I have been doing it wrong, but I have never really enjoyed the KWL (What you KNOW, What you WANT to know/learn, What you LEARNED) strategy I learned in college, and I feel I am not alone. When I talk about this with…