FREEBIE! Starting a STEM program in your class or school? The first step in implementing an engineering program is teaching your students the engineering design process. Our primer includes a simple explanation, the NGSS standards, and the design process poster.
Front End Addition is an effective strategy for addition. It is a welcome alternative to the standard algorithm because students possess REAL understanding of number rather than trying to memorize a series of (sometimes confusing) steps. This blog post talks more about why and how to do front end addition, as well as includes some resources to help you teach the concept.
5th and 6th grade ... GATE program--all tried and tested, Common Core Standards based, and successfully implemented using best practices in gifted education. You get 264 pages of materials guaranteed to produce 70+ hours of contact time throughout the school year (conservative estimate) including three full units, a STEM construction activity, two of my popular "Friday Math" series lessons, and a literature-based social-emotional lesson.
The process of noticing and recording children’s learning is an essential practice of effective early childhood educators. Noticing meaningful learning encounters and then collecting this information in a number of ways enables us as educators to fulfil the promise we make to children and their families—that ‘we will extend and enrich children’s learning’. Being attuned to children means that we will be alert to their learning and record it.
Gifted and Talented COMPLETE 4TH GRADE PROGRAM 85+ Contact Hours
4\5\6 STEM: Renaissance Style ...students become "Renaissance Kids" as they attempt to build the Da Vinci parachute as a prototype, design & build cranes, practice drawing in perspective, & explore the Golden Mean.