Last Month of School

How to Thrive in the Last Month of School

There is always something in the air during the last month of school. There is the excitement of upcoming summer break. There is the relief of being done with state testing. Kids and teachers alike are a little more antsy. That doesn’t mean you can just put your feet up and pop in a video, though. It is definitely a challenge […]

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Solve a Problem with…Magnets!

Today, I am going to tell you a birth story. No, not of my kids. But of a new resource for teaching Magnets: Magnetic Mission Task Cards. Here how it all got started:  Sometimes we look at some of the learning standards, whether they are Common Core or NGSS or Sunshine State Standards, here in Florida, and think: I will admit […]

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Ice Cream in a Bag

Are you still looking for a fun last-day-before-break activity? Here is one of my favorites. In fact, I wasn’t much of a classroom party planner, so I would do this instead of a winter party with my third graders. It was a hit every year! And it was much easier to contain excited kiddos than when I would try to […]

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now is the time to…STEAM

Just a few more weeks until winter break, and you know what that means…antsy students, full of energy and anticipation for the upcoming break. This is one of the hardest times of the year to keep students focused and engaged. If you haven’t tried STEAM or STEM engineering projects, this is the perfect time of year to try something new. I […]

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Halloween Science Idea for Forces and Motion

Here is a simple Halloween science activity for teachers who are looking for something a little Halloween-y but don’t want to stray too far from the curriculum. It is designed for third grade Forces and Interaction standard:  3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.   […]

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