batty about bats and spiders are NOT spooky

Love all the things about October- so I HAD to make rooms to promote arachnid love and the cuteness of bats. I updated the bat room I used last year with a few new books and crafts, and the spider room is not overly Halloween so it can be used to celebrate literature about our many legged friends all year. To make a copy and edit in your own bitmoji click each image. The bitmojis do have links, so preview them and decide if you would like to apply them to your own.

happy Star Wars day!

My family is full of Star Wars nerds, we watched the original films over and over. We watched them at the $1 movie on weekends, on VHS with popcorn at home, and reluctantly tried the “new” movies as they came out. I don’t think my dad will ever watch all of the newest films, but here’s to hope. To celebrate this year I made this choice board (using Google slides) for elementary students. I spent way too much time on the sticker board from Disney, it is adorable! Click the image for the linked web version. #geekon

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google drawings and building a snowflake

img_2266.jpgEvery January I embark upon a celebration of snowflakes that boggles the minds of most teachers. I LOVE snowflakes, and they have so many interesting science and mathematical connections to make with students of every age! This year I added a google drawing component to my lessons, asking students to learn shortcuts in gsuite as they demonstrated understanding of the structure of a snowflake (hexagonal). Students drew and labeled their flakes- they can be categorized in several ways- and used their newfound techie shortcuts to make fabulous flakes. I shared a google drawing example to start them off, but their creations quickly became all their own. Below are two of my faves that students shared with me via google- another plus is that these could have been collaboratively made in gsuite.

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