Category: STEM

Science – Technology – Engineering – Math.
Here are my favorite ways to incorporate STEM into your classroom!

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THE BEST STEM READ ALOUDS

Here are some of my favorites STEM books for kids that you can add to your collection today!  Before starting a STEM or building challenge, I always read a book with my class. I love connecting literacy, sitting together on the carpet, and engaging my students in discussions. There are

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Socially Distanced STEM

STEM is about problem solving, and that is something we ALL need to do right now. Who would have thought we would be teaching from our homes? The 2020-21 school year really feels like Elsa going into the unknown.  We do not know what to expect, what can change overnight,

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How to ROCK STEM on a Cart

They see me rollin…… This may give you a chuckle, but when you find you must teach on a cart, there is nothing funny about that! Not to worry, STEM on a cart is still possible!!! For a year and a half, I taught STEM from a cart to 200

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THE SECRET TO MANAGING STEM TEAMS

STEM is all about teamwork, however, students sometimes have difficulties working together. The ideal situation is for every student to participate, share their ideas, and complete a task. Instead, I would often find students arguing, sitting, and doing nothing, angry or sad at their teammates. I knew something had to

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10 FREE APPS FOR DISTANT LEARNING

Are you looking for activities to share with your students? Here are 10 of my favorite FREE apps and how I use them.  BOX ISLAND This is a basic coding app. Students move arrows to program a box through different paths. 20 levels are offered for free. Perfect for as

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Our Fun Packed field trip to amazon

Every week at school I try to do anything but the norm. I try to channel my inner Ms. Frizzle and expose my students to as many new and exciting learning experiences as I can.   Last week, I organized a field trip to AMAZON with my fourth graders. In October, I visited the local

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Halloween STEM

Including STEM in your classroom doesn’t have to be spooky! There are many easy ways to incorporate hands on activities and promote thinking skills. Teaching 200 kindergartners per week, plus another 150 students in grades 1-4 makes it difficult to do complex activities with a lot of materials. I found

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Head back to school with a sale

Looking for new classroom items? Want to include more STEAM in your classroom? Today is the day for you to SAVE on any resource in my store! You can get 20% off, plus an additional 5% using the code BTS19, when you check out. Here are some of my favorite bundles: Shop

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Favorites STEM Items from ISTE 2019

This year the International Society for Technology Education Convention was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was able to attend two days of the convention, since our last day of school fell right in the middle. I was blown away by all of the new technology resources and tools available and headed

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Simple Spring STEM Challenges

Spring is in the air! Incorporating STEAM into your classroom does not need to be difficult, typing in the components of STEAM can be easy to do. Do you do centers during math time? Try incorporating a STEM station! My first graders worked with shapes to create spring designs. They

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Read Across America Inspired STEM Activities

Do you celebrate Read Across America Week in your school? It is easy to integrate literacy with STEM challenges! Pick one of your favorite read aloud books and think about what theme is portrayed throughout the book. Is there a component that can be pulled out for students to work

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