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Archives for January 2020

Books Let You Travel

"Books let you travel without moving your feet." So, where I have traveled with the books in this month's selections? With This Tender Land I traveled from Minnesota to St. Louis, with trains and on foot, camping and living in tents. With When We Believed in Mermaids I went to New ... READ the POST

Let’s Design Pancakes!

I know. If you are a regular reader on this website you know that I create some wonky things for kids to experiment with or build. But, pancakes? Yes! Let me just tell you one thing about this challenge. It is highly engaging. The first time students saw this one on our agenda board they all ... READ the POST

Rescue Me! – A Real-Life Challenge

Are you ready for a rescue challenge? It turns out that my students love these rescue scenarios. This one was created after I read a book. This was an adult book and I will link it for you at the end. It did start my thinking about making a rescue challenge for students. I wanted the rescue to ... READ the POST

3 Ways to Add More Writing to STEM

Can a mathematician, scientist, or engineer solve complex problems successfully without being able to interpret the solution in words? It seems essential to me! This is why writing in a STEM class is so important. Writing should accompany every assignment. But how? I have some information for ... READ the POST