Category: Scientists

Happy International Women’s Day

Before I share all the amazing science themed picture books you could read this week to celebrate International Women’s Day, I want to start this post with a shoutout to my amazing mom! This is a picture of us February 2019, a night when… Continue Reading “Happy International Women’s Day”


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!”

Happy Picture Book Month!

How do you plan on celebrating this AMAZING month? The picture above is one of the ways that I celebrated last year, when I worked at an elementary school. I transformed one of the hallway bulletin boards into one that highlights some of my… Continue Reading “Happy Picture Book Month!”

“What do they do with all that poo?”

Amazon Link to Book This book was an instant grab off of the library shelves for me. I mean, just look at it! The illustrations are fun and inviting and that title! 🙂 I knew this was a must-read for my kindergarten students, really,… Continue Reading ““What do they do with all that poo?””

Zoey and Sassafras: Science Process in an Early Chapter Book = Love!

Overview of the Series: Written by a former science teacher 🙂 the Zoey and Sassafras series takes you through the scientific process with your very capable guide, Zoey and her sidekick Sassafras. Zoey is a fan of nature, wonder, questions, and has a strong… Continue Reading “Zoey and Sassafras: Science Process in an Early Chapter Book = Love!”

Libby and Wimbley: An Early Reader Science Series

Libby Wimbley: Birdhouse Builder by Amy Cobb, Illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis Libby loves to explore, observe, and is a problem solver. When she and her best friend, Becca, find out that there is a snow day–they are off for an adventure. Following a series… Continue Reading “Libby and Wimbley: An Early Reader Science Series”

Featured Book: “Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure”

I am so happy that a Pinterest search brought this title to my attention! Peter H. Reynolds (amazing author and illustrator) and the New York Hall of Science collaborated on this evolutionary adventure. I have never come across an evolution-based picture book, so I… Continue Reading “Featured Book: “Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure””

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”

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… Continue Reading “1st Grade Researchers!”

Featured Book: The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto”

Science fans will love this mix of story biography and nonfiction details about Mike Brown’s discoveries. What I especially loved was how the telling of this story didn’t “start” when he was an adult, already with the title of “astronomer”, but as a child… Continue Reading “Featured Book: The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto””