Sunday, June 4, 2017

STEM Challenge: Catapults

My students had so much fun working on the last STEM challenge of the year....catapults! They did some research on catapults, and then I gave them a toilet paper tube, paint stirrer, rubber-band, and a marshmallow. I told them that their challenge was to see who could launch a marshmallow the farthest using the given items. 
This was a super easy project to put together, and the groups did a great job trying different options to create the catapult! 






Friday, June 2, 2017

1st Summer Project

Hooray for SUMMER!! I actually had a great class this year, but let's be honest....I'm thrilled to be out of school for the summer! I have so many projects that I want to get started on and have already finished the first one. I bought a dresser at a garage sale a while back and couldn't wait to redo it. Here is the before and after pic: 
Before

After

What projects do you have lined up for the summer?



Monday, March 6, 2017

Circuits!

Electricity and magnetism might be my favorite science chapter. The students always get so excited when I tell them they are going to build their own circuit. I love seeing them work together to build a working circuit out of the materials I give them. Below are a few pictures of the circuit building!



When we are done with this unit, I love using task cards and a game of "I have, who has" to review! 

Electricity and Magnetism Task Cards

"I Have, Who Has" Electricity and Magnetism



Monday, February 6, 2017

Blog Designer Recommendations

I recently had coffee with a friend, and she was telling me that she would love to get into blogging. She is looking for someone to possibly design a blog for her. I had L. Paull Designs for All do my blog, but she is no longer designing blogs. I would love any recommendations of blog designers!! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Stitch Fix for Men? What?!

You all know that I am obsessed with Stitch Fix, but guess what? My husband is now too! He hates to shop as much as I do, and he got tired of me making fun of how he literally wears the same five shirts to work each week, so he decided to check out Stitch Fix for Men! Take a look at what he got!


He ended up keeping it all and has had success with the next couple of Fixes he has received as well! If you are interested in trying out Stitch Fix, I would love it if you used my referral link below!


Friday, October 28, 2016

STEM Challenge

I am so glad that I purchased Smart Chick's STEM Engineering Challenge Bundle!

STEM Engineering Challenge Projects ~ TEN PACK #1

This bundle is full of great activities to incorporate into science. All of the challenges tell you exactly what you need for the challenge, and most of the time it's stuff you have laying around the house. 
This week we completed the Bird Nest challenge. I had students bring in materials from their yards at home and then they worked with a partner to create the bird nest. When the students finished the challenge, they filled out the lab report that went along with it. The best part is seeing the students working together and it forces them to be creative!
Check out some of the photos of the finished products!






What are some of your favorite science activities?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Stitch Fix Review #??

I'm at the point where I've lost track of how many Stitch Fix boxes I've actually received. For my latest box I requested some flannel. Check out what I got!





I ended up only keeping the lace top and I love it! I think it's a top that I will wear all the time. I thought the shoes were cute, but just too big. I had a pair of green corduroy pants in 3rd grade, so I just wasn't feeling those. I asked for flannel and I loved the shirt, but I already have one that's identical in color. All in all, I was still very pleased with my box!
What did you get in your fall Stitch Fix box??

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