Category: STEM

“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…

“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…

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 March 6, 2018

Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd. Illustrations by Abigail Halpin: Granted I was the type that was an indoor fort builder, with couch cushions, pillows, blankets, etc. but I could still relate to this great fort building book…a fort for every season! I…

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! 🙂 These books start off with non-fiction…

Creating Resources, String Phones, and a Model Rotary Phone

Last week I shared a post titled How About a KLW instead of a KWL? There I shared how I used the Book Creator platform to create my own resource for the questions our kindergarteners still had about bears. Well, I loved that experience…

Valentine’s Day and STEM

Planning ahead, I came across a site that I would like to share: Valentine STEM and Reading Activity from Jennifer Findley’s Teaching to Inspire Website. There you will find written and visual directions on how to create the cupid’s bow, along with a reading…