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

 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...