Getting started with S.T.E.M.–Gathering Materials

If you hope to do S.T.E.M. Engineering Projects, you will definitely need materials. And I’m assuming you are like me and don’t want to spend half your paycheck buying them. First things first, most S.T.E.M. engineering projects can be completed with a variety of materials, not one specific thing. So if you can’t find enough cardboard canisters, maybe you can […]

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Make a Personal Pocket Chart

This is a simple DIY classroom tool that I learned from a make and take workshop from my district many years ago. It’s something so simple yet so useful, and I made these almost every year. It is an excellent tool to check for understanding after a lesson or reading passage in a way that is more than just a […]

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Fairy Tale STEM Pictures

OK, I finally got my Fairy Tale STEM bundle updated with pictures. Here are some pics if you’re looking for ideas! Jack and the Beanstalk: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Little Red Riding Hood: Gingerbread Man: Rapunzel: Hansel and Gretel: Little Red Hen: Cinderella: The Three Billy Goats Gruff: The Three Little Pigs: Visit my TPT store for some more STEM […]

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Halloween Around the World

Ahh…Halloween. Free candy. Costumes. Trick or treating. Did I mention candy? Here in the US, Halloween is synonymous with trick or treating. Halloween, in some form or another, is widely celebrated around the world, but not all countries call it Halloween and not all countries trick or treat. In fact, most countries have their own unique way of celebrating. I came […]

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What is a Scientist?

At the beginning of each year, we would begin science with a unit on “What is a Scientist?” Here is a simple anchor chart that you can use.   Anchor charts are an important learning tool and should be more than just a decoration in your classroom. To make the most of anchor charts like this, it is important to: […]

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