Yesterday, I took five of my sixth grade students and four projects to the Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair. I am our school’s local science fair director. (Doesn’t that sound fancy?) This is the second year I have required all of my students to complete science fair projects as part of our class, and… Continue reading Thank you, Mrs. Mitchell: Reflecting on science fairs
Lonely Reader by h.koppdelaney Our final challenge in the Kick Start Your Blog Teacher Challenge is all about finding and keeping readers. Here are a few things I think will help gain readers. Use a widget to automatically tweet your blog posts. I use Twitter Blog. If you don’t use Twitter, what are you waiting… Continue reading Hey Readers, are you out there?
On Tuesday, we attempted to do the air pressure can crush demo in my first period class. It didn’t work. Sometimes in the lab, things just don’t work as planned. I think what happened is there was not enough water vapor in the can before I turned it over in the water. My student teacher… Continue reading Air Pressure Demonstration
Since we came back from winter break at the beginning of January, I have been working with a student teacher. This week, she began taking over all of my classes and writing her own lesson plans. I am really excited to work with her, and she is doing a great job already. I hope to… Continue reading Working with a Student Teacher
I find it ironic that this installment of the Teacher Challenge is about images. Why? I am one of the yearbook advisers. Our first big deadline is next week, and I have been looking at photos and images all day! I am sure you noticed; I am one of those people who likes to really… Continue reading Show me what it’s all about!
I had the opportunity to attend a one day conference sponsored by NASA and the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA. I attended many incredible sessions. However, one of the most inspiring things of the entire day was listening to Carl McNair share about his brother, Ron McNair, who was one of the astronauts… Continue reading Georgia NASA STEM Day for Educators
I can’t wait to read all my students’ posts about what they did during their unscheduled snow week. Here’s my post. __________________________ During this crazy week I did a lot of not much. Monday was fun. I tried to be the first person on the block to make a snowman, but the snow was still… Continue reading The Great Snow Week of 2011