For many teachers it is time for back to school. A time when you prepare your classroom for a new group of learners. You start planning your lessons and creating new ways to inspire your class! We each come back to school with new passion for our positions, new goals set, and along with that […]
About Renee Heinrich
Renee has been a teacher for 24 years. She is a K-5 Science Specialist who uses FOSS, NGSS, and STEM to teach in a hands-on way! The Science School Yard features simple science activity ideas, innovative resources, as well as STEM and NGSS lessons that will help any science classroom! You can also find Renee at her TPT store... the Science School Yard.
It has been such funny weather here in Wisconsin! It has rained for two days so indoor recess is always fun and then yesterday it snowed. So, lucky me, I have some leeway as to what I can teach our kindergartners. Do you ever need an idea right before a holiday, when it is just […]
My friend, Meredith, shared a great post last week sharing some spooky Halloween STEM fun activities that featured the S in STEM. This week, I thought it would be fun to focus on the T in STEM…technology! QR codes are a great way to get your learners actively engaged in their learning! Whether it is […]
How can you make STEM a part of your daily or weekly classroom routine? With all of the challenges facing teachers today, your plate is probably already pretty full. However, these strategies can help you conquer your fears! Strategy 1: Organizing Your Supplies Depending upon the STEM lesson I am teaching, I set up my […]
We are heading into the last quarter of school. Time and time again, we see articles that stress the need for play in school, however we are also at the point in the year where we are testing our students and trying to make sure our goals are met. We see our “littles” struggling to […]
It’s Engineers week! STEM in our classrooms is a powerful way to help students learn how to think critically and learn to problem solve…two important life skills that will only help them as they get older. Allowing even the youngest learner to engage in hands on learning through STEM will help them cope with the […]
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