4 Tips for Students who Say “I Don’t Get it!”

We’ve all had those students who get a new assignment and immediately say, “I don’t get it” even before they’ve taken a look at the directions. For some kids, they truly feel they don’t understand, and for others, they’ve gotten used to teachers and/or parents doing the hard part for them. We want our students to be problem-solvers, self-starters, confident […]

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8 Interesting Facts About Dr. Seuss

  On March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Massachusetts. You probably know him better as Dr. Seuss. In honor of his birthday today, here are some fascinating facts: Dr. Seuss was disappointed that the reading texts being used in schools were so boring. He knew he could write a more creative book using the same beginning words to help […]

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In case you missed National Engineers Week…

Check out these links for National Engineers Week!

I want to share with you a really cool new STEM site that I have been collaborating with: STEM Activities for Kids. It is a collaborative blog effort from some amazing TpT STEM resource creators and teachers. We share creative ideas, tips, and resources for teaching STEM for kids, both at school and at home. You definitely want to check it out […]

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Wacky Wednesday!

Do you use Dr. Seuss books with your older students?  As a beginning 5th grade teacher, I scoffed at the idea of celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with my almost middle schoolers. Dr. Seuss, after all, writes books for little kids. Books that rhyme. The Cat in the Hat. Green Eggs and Ham. You know what I mean. Well, I am embarrassed to admit […]

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