School is out for summer. The sun is shining and the pool is crystal clear and cool. And I've been INSIDE trying to redo my blog. Yep. Stop and Smell the .... Children was catchy, but it wasn't a solid fit. Every time I would come to write, it just didn't seem to sit well with me.
So I stopped writing, but now I'm back and with a clearer focus. I love all things elementary. Kids' books-got to have them. Pictures of classrooms- a whole pinterest board. Crayolas and Elmers- check! But my heart always has beat to the drum of science. So an elementary teaching blog with an emphasis on science! I'm set!
This past year, I started a science club at my school. We are a 2nd and 3rd grade school with about 450 students. I was super excited to see 65 kids sign up. My goal was to make the science hands-on and messy! We met once a month and I was important for me that they be able to tell me the science reasoning behind whatever experiment, etc that we did before they got in their cars to go home. We had a blast!
September - Box Turtles Visit the Classroom
October- What Did Your Owl Eat?
November- Field trip! Recycling!
December- Electricity for the Christmas Tree
January- It Holds More?!?! A Volume Tale
February- Homemade Star Lab
March- Plant a Garden, Watch it Grow
April- Ziploc Ice Cream
Which of these do I need right about now? Ice Cream!