Sharing my journey as science teacher, creator of elementary and middle school science lessons and projects, mom of teens/ young adults, widow, & NGSS expert.

 Cole is a college freshman and this is his TED talk project for his English class. I love his topic about learning to be practical and cele...
 Have you ever wanted to have your students create an infographic but not know where to start? I felt the same way and so I did some researc...
  I thought our home was gone as we watched it burn from the end of our driveway. This was August 29, 2020. The garage was fully engulfed wh...
 Boy, today was a great day and a tough day. Today was our "First Day of School!" I actually had students in my classroom and it w...
  Not one more thing! I worried I couldn't handle doing Class Dojo with all of the new programs for distance learning like SeeSaw, Flipg...
  Addy and I saw this adorable sign today at Brick N Barn in Valley Center. I am excited that students are coming back to class soon! This s...
 We are behind the times a bit. We are watching Grey's Anatomy. Flip phones, pagers, and all. We just watched Season 3 Episode 11 (from ...
I have chosen four of the seven crosscutting concepts to introduce to 5th graders. We are focusing on patterns, cause and effect, systems, a...
Now I am here and it is the weekend. I am reflecting on the week and want to remember the highs and lows of the past seven day. The lows wer...
 Mystery Science 5th Grade Web of Life Lesson 2: Weighing Air Experiment for Distance Learning I love Mystery Science because kids love it. ...
Lately everything has been hurting. My heart, head, and shoulders feel the weight of the hurt. I miss my husband who passed away 15 months a...
 I revised my earlier plan and broke the assignments down by week instead of a three week chunk. Link to Week 1 Slideshow Link to Week 2 Sli...
 As we get ready to start the 2020 school year, how are you feeling if you are a parent? How are you feeling if you are a teacher? Or is it ...
Click here for more on Brain Dumps  I love listening to Krista St. Germain's Widowed Mom Podcast. She has talked about doing a "Bra...
  What is gravity and how does it work on Earth? Does the Sun, Earth, moon, or a human have a greater pull of gravity? These topics are cove...
I am really proud of this new resource dealing with social emotional learning. While being at home during the pandemic, I have been going on...
I am excited to share this updated product. With distance learning, I am rethinking some of the resources I use with students. Here is a vid...
With distance learning, I have been using digital resources like every other teacher. I have also been learning a lot and today I created a ...
I just ordered this book. It looks adorable. Did you know that Humpty Dumpty was bird watching on a wall when he fell? After his fall, Hump...
Are you looking for a great free resource that helps students visualize the characteristics of living things? This FREE resource includes...
Oh my! Now, I'm an online teacher doing distance learning like so many others. One thing I am enjoying about this is that I am learn...
My 16 year old mentioned how I don't finish thoughts and can't remember words. Today the kids were working to help me with a word. I...
My students love sketch notes. The Power Point Presentations make it easy to follow and student tell me they use the ppt for studying.  Th...
With distance learning, I have been using digital resources like every other teacher. I have also been learning a lot and today I created a ...