Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Elements Wanted and STEM Sleuths...Tried it Tuesday

It's Tuesday.
I'm officially done with the 2013-2014 school year.
I wanted to link up with one last school related
Tried it Tuesday with my sweet BBB, Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper.

Tried it Awesomeness #1:  Elements Wanted Posters
My sweet friend, Chelsea, from 5th Grade Wit and Whimsy
shared a really neat Science project that she did with her
class this year and was kind enough to share with me
what she was doin'.

Read her post here and one I wrote here.
I took my kiddos to the Technology Lab where we could
work on our posters...it went much quicker this way.
I will definitely be doin' this again next year.
I learned a lot of new and interestin' facts about the elements
and so did my Rockstars.

Sorry for the poor picture quality.  I had one of my students
take pictures after I had already loaded them in their mailboxes
to go home.  I had forgotten to take pics while they were hangin' up.

Tried it Awesomeness #2: STEM Sleuths

Meet Ted Borduas
 Ted and I used to teach
together...many moons ago in Naples, Florida.
Ted is a phenomenal 5th grade teacher who gets
his students excited about all things,
but especially in the area of STEM.
Ted has created mini videos for teachers and students
to enjoy in his STEM Sleuths series.
He has videos on Sound, Properties of Water, Clouds,
the Sun and Stars and many other topics.
Check them out here.
*If you're a Florida teacher, these will be extra helpful for you.

I've included a sample for you.

Tried it Awesomeness #3: Two for Tuesday with The Teaching Tribune

I have placed two "Science-y" items from my TpT store on sale
for 50% off.

#1: S.T.E.M. Edition-Behavior Beads

#2: Science Vocabulary Word Wall Words & Definition Cards

Don't forget to check out my friend Jessica's giveaway
every day this week over at Literacy Spark.
If you missed yesterday's post about the giveaway.
Click here.

In other news....I reached 500 followers on Bloglovin'!
I'm thinkin' about what I want to do to celebrate.
Any ideas?

Happy Tuesday, friends!


  1. Thanks for the shout out, congrats on your 500 followers!

    Literacy Spark

  2. Hopped on over today and saw your post! Thanks for introducing me to STEM Sleuths!

    1. Thanks, Pam! There are some really neat STEM videos on there. :)

  3. Congrats on 500 followers! I love those STEM videos...pinned for next year!
    Teaching Trio

  4. The posters look amazing- great idea to work on them in the computer lab. Wow, 500 people who know how awesome you are- congrats to you! Keep on rockin'! Xoxox

    1. Awww...you are so sweet to me. I'm excited to have reached this milestone! XOXO

  5. Congrats on 500 followers!! It is well deserved! I always love reading your blog. xoxo Happy Summer!

  6. Thanks soooo much for sharing both of your tried it! I will definitely be reading up on your Wanted activity as well as checking out the STEM videos! Congrats on making it to summer also!

    1. The kids REALLY enjoyed the Wanted posters. Everyone's was so very different and unique. They did a great job on them. I hope you get to make them too.

  7. Love the STEM videos!! I've been thinking about how to incorporate more STEM into my classroom next year...and this is a great resource! Thanks for sharing!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  8. I LOVE the wanted posters!! Those are so creative! I don't really know much about STEM but need to check out the videos and see what that's all about. Wahoo to 500 followers!! XXOO
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  9. Your students did such a great job on their wanted posters! Don't you love how creative and unique they can get with them! I've been dipping my feet into reading about STEM, but need a lot more support in it. Thanks for the link to Ted's videos!
    Fifth Grade Wit and


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