To the Moon

I absolutely love this video posted by Google in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week: Here is Google’s message on the YouTube page: “Thank you to the millions of passionate teachers who inspire curiosity in their classrooms…lesson after lesson, unit after unit, year after year. We’re fortunate to have had many of you in our lives, … Continue reading To the Moon

It’s Not Just a Soccer Ball

Ever since the Doodle 4 Google theme for 2014 was announced (“If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”), I have been finding resources everywhere.  I’m pretty sure I could spend an entire year with a class on this theme. For example, last week on Twitter, @theresamcgee shared a fabulous … Continue reading It’s Not Just a Soccer Ball

Telegenic Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break

Kudos to my daughter, who helped me come up with the title for this post! So, let’s face it.  Despite our best efforts to keep our energy up, we need a bit of down time now that this week is nearing its close.  Here is a collection of short videos to help you catch your … Continue reading Telegenic Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break

Step Right Up to the Genius Bar!

Remember this? It turned out like this. This is our class Genius Bar, inspired by the classroom make-over mentioned in this post. I apologize for the blurriness of parts of the picture.  The lighting in my classroom is not the best – plus I’m a horrible photographer! How do I plan for the kids to utilize … Continue reading Step Right Up to the Genius Bar!

Blast Off to Genius Hour!

For many of you, today may be your first day of the new school year.  If so, I hope it’s a great one!  My goal is to make it an unforgettably fabulous year for my students.  In the immortal words of Kid President, Update:  *As of 1/2/14, you can now download all of my current … Continue reading Blast Off to Genius Hour!