Category: STEM

Novels and Engineering? YES, PLEASE!

I came across this amazing e-article by Katrina Schwartz, who writes for “Mind/Shift: How We Learn” (do you follow them on Twitter or get their newsletter? You should consider it. I love their posts!). Click HERE for the link to read the full-article…and set…

Bears & Their Habitats: Kindergarteners Create

During the month of January, my Kindergarten co-teacher and I have been engaging our students in a variety of lessons about bears and their habitats, especially their winter habitats. We used a couple stories throughout our unit to support our learning journey: Along with…

Featured Book: “Dot.”

Dot knows a great deal about technology and its various tools. She is an expert at searching, surfing, and swiping. After a gentle reminder (push) from her mom, to pause and get outside, Dot soon remembers how her expertise of searching, surfing, and swiping…

Featured Book: “Anything is Possible”

This book was recommended to me by a dear friend, who is also a professor–and quite knowledgeable on the topic of all things good! 🙂 I picked up a copy of this great story from the library today, and I was thrilled that once…

How to…

As I was looking through the latest Scholastic book order, with my first graders, I noticed a book called, “How to Catch an Elf”, which was high on their list of wanted books. Later, at Costco, I saw “How to Catch Santa” out on…

Love Cinderella Stories? I do!

I should first say that I love the variations of the Cinderella tale. Each time I see a new one my smile widens! 🙂 This story got a smile and a mouth-open look of happy shock, since it featured a science story. The main…

Featured Book: “Float”

Book Summary: “A boy. A boat. A rainy day. An adventure.” A wordless book that caused me to smile from start to finish. My mind quickly recalled my own newspaper creations, both while engineering on my own and as apprentice to my in-home expert,…