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January Book Reviews 2024

January has been an interesting hodge-podge of books. I had two I could not finish and barely even read. But I do have a few I loved! I loved two of these, liked a few, and disliked 3 of them! Do you finish books you are not enjoying? I usually finish if I am past 3/4 of the book. But it is ... READ the POST

Mazes in the STEM Lab

Let's get ready for Mazes Week in the STEM Lab! I try this project every year with different grades in the same week. Students love seeing all the different mazes created by other classes. It's an exciting time as they trade mazes and try the paths. But the best part is trying an escape room ... READ the POST

Fabulous Boats STEM Challenge (It’s Our Favorite!)

If you need a highly engaging STEM activity I have the PERFECT one! Students adore this challenge to build a bloat! So, here's the truth about the Boat Challenge. One day I walked into the STEM Lab and decided that my plans for third grade were not going to work and I needed to throw something ... READ the POST

6 Ways to Build with Straws

Using straws in STEM class is such a great way to have students build quickly. They are easily cut, bent, and shaped to become part of many structures. Using straws in STEM Challenges has become so routine that  I asked for straws to be added to our school supply list one year! I ... READ the POST

Top Ten Books of 2023

Here we are at the end of 2023 and I have great books to recommend. This includes the top ten for the year and a few disappointing books I also read. Enjoy! This annual Top Ten Books of the Year blog post of book reviews is so fun to create. I love going back through the books I have read to find ... READ the POST

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