Friday, May 26, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - gravity

What do you see.
What are the rockets doing?
Which one is the fastest? Which one is the slowest?
What is this infogram teaching you?

Time to Google "gravity".

Monday, May 22, 2017

"I've been in education for 20 years, and there's a disturbing trend afoot in kindergartens around the US"

This article was sent to me by another teacher, and - sadly - I can relate all to well with it. At the school district where I taught, nap time was removed, PE time and recess was cut, centers/stations were frowned up, and the entire school day was increased by 30 minutes to "allow for more education time". And this included Pre-Kindergarten. We teachers were constantly having to assess and test our children, leaving less and less time for actual learning and discovery.

Friday, May 19, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - snakes

What is this?
What is it doing?
What is that white thing?
Did you know that some snakes are born alive and not from eggs?
Would you hold it?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Next Time You Take Your Class to a Museum...

...take the time to sit, and observe, and ask questions. Try not to rush. True appreciation is learned, not instructed.

Friday, May 12, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Wind Turbines

1. Do you know what these are?
2. What do they look like?
3. What do you think they're doing?

4. These are wind turbines. By using the wind, they generate electricity. Where do you think these might be located?
5. See that little strip of bare land running in front of all of them? That's a road. See the little black box at the foot of each turbine? That's a generating station that people go into. So how big do you think these turbines are?

(Psst! See the car parked in front of the 8th one down?)

Monday, May 8, 2017

TpT is Having a Two-Day Sale!

TpT is having a site-wide sale from
Tuesday the 9th to Wednesday the 10th.
Now's the time to stock up!

Use code: THANKYOU17
to get up to 28% off!

To help celebrate, I'm giving away a $10 TPT gift card! All you have to do is comment below with your name and email address! I'll announce the winner here, and send out an email of congratulations, on Thursday.
(International educators are also welcome!)
In themeantime, you can access my books at the TPT site through this link.

Friday, May 5, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - armadillo

Do you know the name of this animal?
What is it doing?
Why do you think it's doing that?
What does it look like after it goes into "hiding"?