Yes, I know it is Saturday.
It is really hard to keep up with everything right now
I am planning a blog post about the juggling act of August and September and teachers....
Watch for it!
In the meantime, here's Five for Friday!
So, you probably know, or might know that I am a STEM lab teacher. So, I have three to four classes each day in grades three through five. The classes last for an hour. The prep is enormous and I also have a lab zoo to care for.
Point is...I take a lot of steps. Easily 9-10 thousand everyday (accoring to my Fitbit Zip).
Here's my new obsession:
Yes, that is my neat little row of sneakers. In many colors- as I always match.
I need some blue ones
Pink is covered.
So, speaking of the STEM Lab.
My third graders are experimenting with candy. I saw a pin about gobstoppers and started thinking about why the colors separate the way they do. I tried it and it's pretty fascinating.
Here's a shot of my experiment:
Next week, the third graders are going to try other candy experiments. They have all tried the Gobstopper one and they are wondering: what happens if you use a different liquid, what happens with different candy, what happens if the Gobstoppers touch each other, what happens if you eat some candy while Mrs. D is not watching (no one has actually tried this because we do not taste in science class)....
Anyway it should be a fun week with the littles!
Back in the lab I had this genius idea to try pancake recipes. It really, truly is a great idea and we are loving it. But it is a management nightmare. I will devote an entire blog post to it one day.
So which of these pancakes have too much baking powder??
Just to give you a glimpse into the pancake world of the lab here are some words that came out of my mouth this week:
The answer was, "Yes!" I can't tell you what I said in response- it was full of the word really.....
Finally, I had a friend on Instagram send me a message yesterday. She had checked the Pinterest board where TpT posts the Newsletter Free Downloads each week.
ready for this?
My Engineering Design Process Posters
Newsletter for tomorrow!!!
I have only submitted the set about 8 jillion times.
I will update you on my newsletter adventure!
Have a great weekend!