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STEM at Home – Step By Step

Let's talk about STEM at Home! Can I just start by telling you how excited students are about this! Especially students that have been attending a STEM class weekly and love it. They are thrilled with hearing that they will be able to 'do STEM at Home'! "Ah," you say, "how does this work?" I know, I ... READ the POST

More Distance Learning Ideas

Can we talk about distance learning? What does it mean for you? For many of us, it means online lessons and assignments. Thank goodness for Boom Learning and digital resources! If you read my post last week I told you about STEM at Home. But, what about those classrooms and teachers that do not have ... READ the POST

Distance Learning and STEM- Will it Work?

Can we try STEM as a distance learning task? To be honest- I don't see why not! I know my students would love, love, love to be assigned a building task. I also know that sharing those in a ZOOM meeting with the whole class would be awesome. So, how do you choose the right STEM projects? Do ... READ the POST

Heartbreaking Books are the Best

I still remember the day I was reading Where the Red Fern Grows and near the end one of the dogs dies. I sobbed and then later at the end of that book, I cried again. One of my favorite picture books is called The Summer My Father was Ten. It is the story of neighbors in an apartment building ... READ the POST

5 Easy Ways to Learn Newton’s Laws

Can we talk? About Isaac Newton and his laws of motion? Oh my. This is such a tough subject in elementary school. First, students usually have very little knowledge of Newton. When you ask who he might be they immediately think of a famous football player named Cam Newton. (Mind you, we live in ... READ the POST

Are You Ready for the Famous Spoon Tower?

Just put those words on your daily agenda- Spoon Tower. I promise, kids will be intrigued as they wonder what on earth they are going to build! Now, I will tell you that the first time we tried this challenge we just built a tower. It had to have a spoon on the top. This was more challenging ... READ the POST