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SIMPLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: LET’S MAKE RAIN

Science was the last subject area I taught during our day in the classroom.  After a morning of literacy, lunch, recess and math, it was finally time to teach some science lesson plans.  Honestly, I was usually exhausted by the time science rolled around. Overwhelmed with Science Setting out a ton of materials and making […]

St. Patrick’s Thematic Unit

There are so many great activities out there for St. Patrick’s Day. When brainstorming my St. Patrick’s Thematic Unit I wanted something different and unique. A lot of activities are STEM activities–how to catch a leprechaun (such a fun activity!). I wanted to keep this unit science based. Then one day while I was driving […]

A Fun Polar Science Experiment!

Questions!  Oh, the questions!  If you’ve ever sat in a kindergarten or first-grade class, you know that you have a full day of questions.  Especially if you introduce a topic they are unfamiliar about.  My little learners ask so many great questions during our polar animal unit.  This polar science experiment is a great way […]

Pirate Thematic Unit

I absolutely love thematic units for my kindergarten and first grade learners. There are so many benefits to using thematic activities in the classroom. If you know me, I love all things literacy, however, I love integrating other subjects into my literacy block. This pirate thematic unit is one great example on how to bring […]

Spring Break Activities to do at Home

Spring Break is a well deserved break from school, but keeping kids busy is a hard task! Get your kids away from the TV and tablets. These spring break activities are perfect for all ages, and they will be so busy learning that those screens will stay off! I collected these great activities so you […]

Light and Rainbows Investigation for Early Elementary

Do you find yourself avoiding science investigations due to the amount of prep and planning? The clean up can be just as exhausting. It’s so easy to throw a video on or put a worksheet on their desk and read from the textbook. But, did you know that experiments and investigations don’t have to be […]