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A Few Things I learned from First Graders

After a few years with upper elementary grades, I found myself in the midst of a new adventure - first grade STEM! Oh, my! Let’s just say this is a tad scary…..But, a few surprises came my way during the first days with the very smallest engineers. It all started when we built bridges! I ... READ the POST

Favorite Books in May

Ah, my favorite books in May - I read and listened to so many books this month! It was, however, easy to pick my favorites. Most of the books I read were just so-so and I listened to several short-reads from Audible. I did notice a common thread for many of the books I read- they were about people ... READ the POST

Let’s Talk about Tips for Using TPT!

Tips for making your purchasing easier, cost effective, fun, and exactly what you want! Yes, please! But, first, I have a confession to make. Way back in 2012 I made my first purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers, TPT. I clicked on that final button and then patiently waited for my resource to ... READ the POST

A Few Things That STEM is Not

There is a story behind this post about things STEM is not... I overheard this one day, “STEM is just fluff. All they do is play and build things!” Grrrr…….Well, I decided to arm myself with information and my own experiences and see if I could help you with a few things! I started reading ... READ the POST

Best Books of April

My best books of April involve some fairly alarming reads. Kidnapping, ransom, murder for hire, and an old hotel with fabulous mysteries to be solved. Also, a chick-lit book that was really good. And one that was a little too slow moving for me (about a book club)! Hang on as we dive into 4 ... READ the POST

Best Practices for STEM

Hold onto your hats, folks, as we dive into a few Best Practices for STEM! Now, let’s start with a little disclaimer…..I teach STEM classes for three grade levels- after teaching in the regular classroom for 20+ years. Best practices or best strategies means something different to everyone. All I ... READ the POST