Mrs. J in the Library's note: I love these homemade tinker toys because they embody "doing what you can with what you have." Don't wait for a budget or admin approval. Just go for it! - No budget? Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!
Cardboard Tube STEM Activities
Who leaves the empty cardboard tube in the bathroom at your house? Or who leaves the last paper towel on the roll without getting out a new one? I bet every family has the main culprit, but now you can thank them for making sure to save all of those rolls for these cardboard tube STEM activities! Next time you go to remove one of those empty rolls, stash it away for a cool STEM activity to do with the kids. CARDBOARD TUBE STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Cardboard tubes, paper towel rolls, TP rolls…
Create Shiny, Clear, Hard Bioplastics - Science Experiment
Learn how to make plastic that is shiny, clear and hard with items from your pantry. This bioplastic project is a fantastic science experiment for kids.
Paper Circuits For Makerspaces - Makerspaces.com
5 Free Paper Circuit Templates - Paper circuits are great makerspace projects for teaching electricity & circuits. Paper Circuit Tutorial PDF
Guide to Gameschooling: Learning Through Play
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information. Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies In our most recent episode, Gameschoolin…
Paragraph Writing | How to Write a Paragraph | Printable & Digital (Google) - The Owl Teacher
Common Core wants students to write multiple paragraphs but before they can do that, they need to be able to write just one paragraph. This resource scaffolds your students through everything they need to start writing a paragraph! File Type PDF (Acrobat) Document File
9 Tips and Tricks for Teaching Word Problems
Hi! I’m Jo-Ellen from Love Believe Teach with Jo-Ellen Foody, and I’m delighted to be guest blogging for Rachel Lynette. Let’s talk about…word problems. I can start by telling you that I love teaching children how to solve word problems, but I won’t. Word problems are hard. Two-step word problems are even harder, and teaching how to solve them might be the most challenging skill
How to Make a Digital Portfolio with the Seesaw App
I am about to gush about a free app that has been a lifesaver for me this year. It is called Seesaw and I have a feeling you are going to love it. But first, the backstory... Last summer, when it was time for my homeschool portfolio evaluation, I wanted to cry. The weather was fantastic and all I wanted to do was to spend every sunny minute outdoors. The absolute last thing I wanted to do was to organize three homeschool portfolios. Every year, I tell myself that I should maintain a digital…
Study Guides and Flashcards | Mometrix Test Preparation
We think differently about test prep. We believe you can perform better by implementing a few critical test taking strategies and focusing your study time.