It’s the beginning of the school year! What is one thing you do during the first week to establish a sense of community? As a former classroom teacher, I can answer this question in many ways – picture books, morning meetings, get-to-know-you events, and teamwork games were all strategies I used. Now, as a specialist, I […]
Carol Davis is a STEM Lab teacher for grades three through five. She has taught many other grade levels, including 17 years in third grade and 9 in fifth grade. Although she loves reading, and especially reading to children, the STEM Lab has become her favorite job ever! Carol is also a curriculum designer featuring science and STEM activities as Teachers Are Terrific!
Hello STEM Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by as we conclude this little STEM Mini Series about the acronym STEM! If you missed the previous three posts about S and T and E there are links at the bottom to connect you to those. Today is all about the M!
“Welcome back to school! Guess what? This year I want you to add STEM to your classroom!” says your principal during that first faculty meeting. And, you like so many others, are already overwhelmed at the beginning of the year with a classroom full of excited new students, an overload of things to prepare and […]
Hello STEM and Science Friends! As you are winding down this school year, you might be thinking about next year already. (Yeah, right, I know!) But, seriously, you might be thinking about adding more science or STEM to your classroom next year. I thought it might be helpful to address the three most asked questions
I am positive your classroom is full of little engineers- just like mine. Actually, I think kids are natural engineers! They tinker and build and take things apart and put them back together. They make instant adjustments and improvise fearlessly as they invent! A few years ago when I started my new school adventure with […]
How do you build community in your classroom? Have you tackled STEM Challenges yet? How do you prepare your students for the fabulous collaboration that can occur when they work in groups to solve a STEM problem? Stay tuned and I will give you a great idea!
Genetics in the elementary classroom! Really! This is a brand new topic for me. It all started with a blog post by my friend Amber at SSSTeaching. Her post caught my eye and as I was looking over the colorful monsters her students created I started thinking about doing this with my students. Hmmmm, could I pull this off […]