Gearing up for STEM in the classroom! Tips and Tricks for getting started!
I've been chatting with some personal teacher friends lately who all seem to share one thing in common. They want to start STEM in their classroom but feel completely overwhelmed with ALL THE THINGS and don't know how to get started. I will admit, it can seem daunting. HOWEVER, I'm here today to show you just how easy it can be to get going! And I mean easy like setting everything up in less than an hour!
'Tis the season for all the things... If you haven't collapsed from exhaustion yet, I commend you! If you're running on fumes or just need a little inspiration, check out this collection of simple and fun ideas that will help you survive and thrive in your primary classroom this holiday season!
This post is all about COFFEE LOVERS!! I hope you enjoy these gift ideas, perfect for any coffee loving teacher you may know!!
You've heard the saying... Throw Kindness Like Confetti! Well, today I'm excited to tell you just HOW you can start doing that! Let's throw some kindness around our classrooms (and keep it going!)
There's only one thing worse than getting sick when you're a teacher and that's writing sub plans! But it doesn't have to be a difficult task! When sickness strikes or you need a mental health day, don't be afraid to take it! You can't pour from an empty cup and your students will thrive when they have the BEST version of you! Here are 5 tips for making substitute plans in a pinch!
Fall is my absolute favorite! The cooler weather, the countdown to approaching holidays, the return of PSL coffee, and all the fun activities for the classroom are just a few reasons why! I'm excited to share some of my favorite Fall books and activities for the month of October with you today. From read alouds to math and science, I hope you'll find some Fall inspiration to get you excited as well!
It's that time of year! Back-to-school is in FULL SWING and I thought it would be a great time to share some of my FAVORITE activities for the first week of school! These activities are geared toward first grade but can absolutely be applied to K or 2nd!!
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." - You've Got Mail (top 5 for me!)
If you read my post on Leprechaun Traps, you know I absolutely LOVE STEM! So when Carson Dellosa Education contacted me about reviewing their new Stem Challenges and Seasonal Stem Challenges, I didn't hesitate! I can't wait to tell you all about these LOW PREP, grab and go STEM activities!
If you're thinking about starting flexible seating in your primary classroom, check out some of my tips and tricks below! From student management and self assessment to a variety of flexible seating options, this post will hopefully give you some ideas and get you started in the right direction!