Where is the summer going? There are not too many Mondays left in August. My first day back for in-service days is Tuesday, August 29. Each day is so precious, isn't it?
This week my sweet teaching partner, Linda and I are teaching at Triton Academy (a two day PD workshop for teachers) for the sixth year in a row. Prior to my gig with Linda, I taught at Triton for 3 years.
I haven't been doing much for my second grade classroom as I was getting ready for Triton Academy. Maybe next week I'll have an update for you.
STEM is a focus for one of our sessions this year. I have gathered so much information from everyone this summer as I prepared for the session. I've found that I am in LOVE with STEM bins! What a fantastic way to engage early finishers and incorporate hands on exploration in the process.
To prepare for the session I created task cards for three books I found at my favorite Dollar Tree. I love stopping in at Dollar Tree because you never know what you will find!
The task cards are currently free in my TpT store! I wanted to give our session participants the opportunity to download the cards for free.
I plan to place the book and task card set in my STEM area, along with a variety of materials to use to complete the tasks. Many of the task cards have sentences from the book and a building activity listed. Some cards have words from the book to spell.
I would love for you to pop into my TpT store, grab your copy, and leave a comment! Maybe while you're there, you'll find something else you would like for your classroom.