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Christmas Escapes

Oh, how we love the month of December! And it's a perfect time for a Christmas Escape event! The first time we tried an escape room the students were hooked and when I started creating these events for holidays I was hooked. The engagement is high because students love the escapes and the ... READ the POST

Two Books for the Win!

Roommaid and Objects of My Affection Are you ready for two books being reviewed? I normally (or at least for the past three months) review one book each Tuesday. As I was reading these two at the same time I noticed some similarities and decided they would work perfectly as a comparison review. ... READ the POST

A Winning Combo- Cups and Math!

Can we just add two things together that kids really like - maybe... stacking cups and math? You bet we can! And the result is amazing. If you give a group of students a stack of cups they are going to immediately take them apart and start building pyramids. #right So, why not add some math to ... READ the POST

In an Instant by Suzanne Redfearn

Only a few an instant...lives can change forever. One moment your family is traveling a mountain road, laughing and talking, headed to a restaurant for a meal with friends. A deer appears on the snowy road and the driver veers to avoid it. The van swerves, hits the guardrail, and ... READ the POST

Cardboard Tube Projects for STEM

I know you use cardboard tubes for STEM projects and I have some ideas for challenges you can try. But, first, why is a cardboard tube so great? Tubes are flexible. They bend easily and can be used as a springboard.Tubes are easy to cut or make holes in.Tubes are lightweight and come in many ... READ the POST

Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

It is 1943 in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, perhaps it is honeysuckle season. Sadie, a young teenager is being chased by the sheriff. She races over ground she knows well- the hills and hollows she was born into and is now running over to hide from an imminent arrest. It could be that ... READ the POST