Measure Up! Tools that Scientists Use

I created a fun science lab to introduce tools that scientists use in their everyday life! Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, the lab is a great way to start inquiry skills at the beginning of the school year. There are 10 stations that the students rotate through. Students learn about the individual tools and how to use them, They complete a lab sheet and an exit slip when the lab is finished.  Check out the lab yourself by clicking on the picture below!


Subject Area Banners

Over the past few weeks, I have been racking my brain, trying to think about a way to decorate my classroom for the upcoming school year.  Since I'm switching grade levels and teaching middle school, I wanted to appeal to all of my students to encourage them to reach their fullest potential. Although, I love doing cutsy items, the boys don't always find them appealing.  So after some thought, I decided to focus on a sports/team work sort of theme.  I wanted the students to strive for success on every level.  To kick off creating the items for my theme, I created Subject Area Banners for the Core Subjects.

If you like the subject area banners above, you have a change to win it! Recently, I decided to join up with  Middle Grades Maven to help her celebrate reaching 1000 followers on her Teachers Pay Teachers account! Click on the link above to enter. 


My Teacher Binder & Calendar

Over the past few days I've really been slacking on working on school stuff because I've been putting the final touches on summer camp that begins this Monday.  However, today I finally found some time to finish up the products I've been working on over the past few weeks.

Every year I buy a calendar at the store between $10 to $15 dollars.  However, this year I was feeling a bit ambitious and decided to create my own calendar and decided to share it with other teachers.  Click on the picture below to download a free copy.  You can also purchase an editable copy that is available in a zip file.  

I also edited my teacher binder that I use every year in my classroom.  It has 51 pages with different title pages to choose from, dividers, birthday charts, to-do lists and much more.  Check it out!

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