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Best Books of September

The best books of any month should be five-star reads. And this month they are! Some months I read a few GREAT books and many other months I struggle to rate books above 3 stars. The books are good but to me five stars mean perfection. It's hard to find that kind of book. I read 10 books ... READ the POST

The Amazing Newton’s Cradle

Let me share ways to create this highly engaging challenge with your students! If you have ever had a Newton's Cradle in your classroom then you will understand the fascination with this STEM Challenge! Kids absolutely love to watch a Newton's Cradle clack endlessly together. I promise the ... READ the POST

Landforms Resource Round-Up

Time-saving and engaging Landform Resources are ready for you now! I have so many options for this amazing study. Does your state have requirements that require studying landforms? Mine sure does! In fact, we have science and social studies standards that include landforms. This led to me to ... READ the POST

Easy Towers Using Only 12 Items

Easy prep, easy materials, easy towers! You will love these three tower challenges (and students will, too!) These easy tower challenges are some of the best things I have invented! No, I'm actually serious. Sometimes I have an idea for the STEM Lab and it just works. Beautifully!   Now, ... READ the POST

It’s Shark Week!

If you are ready for a room transformation featuring sharks, I have some time-savers for you. Let's create a Shark Week! Students love anything about sharks and I have so many ways to take advantage of their interest. We start our study off with a few picture books and some reading passages. ... READ the POST