Category: School Events

Women Supporting Women πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

Today I had the joy of presenting at a local elementary for their International Women’s Day celebration. This invite was extended and accepted by 17 women in our community, to showcase their expertise, creativity, and leadership (and science). 😊 I went to showcase my…

Hour of Code: Prep Time

Organize an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9th-15th. There are many ways to get your class, grade level team, content area team, and school involved. Here are some of those ways/resources: Code.org This site has resources for students and teachers…

#teamtrees

Have you heard about #teamtrees? If not, it is my joy to share this invitation to participate and to help. YouTuber MrBeast started this invitation movement to make a positive environmental impact, by raising funds to plant 20 million trees around the globe. With…

Cultural Fabric: Follow-Up

About a month ago, I shared a Cultural Fabric activity that I invited my school to participate in. Please see my post Cultural Fabric: Class Building Activity for more information, including a link to a PDF for instructions. To my delight, they did πŸ™‚,…

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…

How I Co-Hosted a Night of Literacies

This 2018-2019 school year I co-organized our literacy night with my amazing co-teaching partner, Lindsey Pyell. πŸ™‚ We wanted to approach the topic of literacy night in a more global and multimodal way, so we modified the name to be our: Night of Literacies…

Changing Seasons; Community Outreach Part 2

A few weeks ago, I shared a lesson that I collaborated on with my 2nd grade co-teacher, Quincey Williamson (who is simply amazing!). It started with these two books: …and transformed into a student-driven series of lessons that focused on the changing season and…

Interactive Bulletin Board…Success!

I am so happy! My idea for an interactive bulletin board was a success! Take a look at the predictions. πŸ™‚ Now, for my next bulletin board idea..hmmm…