Friday, February 27, 2015

STEM Night

STEM Night was a success!  We had over 200 people show up.  We served them dinner and then they headed out to explore the upper elementary classrooms.  Each room had a STEM project in it for them to work on.  Then, everyone gathered in the gym for a brief chat to welcome everyone and thank them for coming.  The families then dispersed to their grade level challenges.  I was in charge of bottle rockets!  They were so exciting!  The families really got into it!  We had one that went 35 feet!

The bottle rockets were made by rolling paper to form a straw.  The kiddos then attached the paper straw to a flexible drinking straw and attached the plastic straw onto a ketchup squirt bottle.  (One with a pointy nozzle.)  The kiddos used card stock to make wings.  We launched them down the hallway and almost ran out of room!

Here is an awesome blog post if you aren't ready to jump in and get the book.



Here are a few of the activities we did.  Click on the pictures to see corresponding blog posts from other bloggers.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TPT Sale Extended!!!!

Guess what?!  TPT is extending the sale through today!  Scoop up the things you forgot!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Follow Us On Facebook!

I had a request for a Facebook page so that was today's project!  I have thought about a Facebook page for a long time now, but couldn't justify the time commitment.  Leave it to my new coworkers to convince me otherwise.

https://www.facebook.com/whoisonfirst

I promise to post articles that will make you think and others that will make you laugh.  If you don't have a sense of humor and a passion for teaching then this isn't the place for you.

I have been so busy at school!  It is difficult for me to find my place in new situations, but I am trying to make the best of it.

I got to put on my first professional development!  Our school started using Google Classroom and it is awesome!  I was able to modify it for the primary teachers so that even they can use Google Forms.

We had conferences last week.  Every semester I am surprised.  Let's just leave it at that.

Our school is hosting a STEM night tomorrow night and I got to design the posters that we put up around the school to promote engineering.  Making a product for TpT is one thing, but having it blown up on shiny poster paper is even better!  I used images from around the internet so I can't sell them, but I can give you a sneak peek.




We used this book to organize the whole thing:
If you click on the picture it will take you to their website.  The book is filled with engineering activities and the corresponding supply lists.  You can find most of the items as Wal-Mart.

More to come later!