Earth Day STEM Challenge

26 March 2018
     Did you know that on March 24, 1989 an oil tanker struck the Bligh Reef in Prince William's Sound and spilled 10.8 million gallons of oil into the ocean? This major oil spill was one of the first that devastated Alaska. Wildlife was in danger - if not already dead. The people were also in danger of becoming sick. At that point in time, we had little experience trying to clean oil from water, but now we have learned special techniques and even developed new tools. '

Earth Day STEM Challenge

St. Patrick's Day Craftivity

26 February 2018

 I love to make goodie bags with my students! They also get a kick out of doing it too! I decided to do something clever a couple of years ago. My kids kept asking if they could make leprechaun traps, and honestly, I knew I didn't have enough supplies for it, nor would all of my kids participate. So I decided instead, to have students create a simple bag. The assignment was to bring in THREE objects that would lure the leprechaun.

How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

12 February 2018
I am super excited because I am about to embark on teaching a unit about thermal energy, AKA heat. Sounds really boring, right?! I was thinking about how I could get my students to be engaged in this not-so-interesting unit. I have seen the Bunsen burner experiments, I have watched ice melt, an egg cook, etc., etc. We need something NEW and something FUN! Okay, well it may not be totally new, but it's new to us!

Creating a Mystery Game

21 January 2018
Are you ready to try something new with your task cards?

First of all, let me just say that I LOVE task cards, and my students do too! We practice with task cards in a variety of different ways. I wanted to spice things up a bit, because I hate doing the "same ol' thing", so I decided to create a mystery game. I was inspired by these adorable Llama Lovies from Educlips (OMG I screamed when I saw them).