Friday, August 30, 2013

Our universe is amazing!

I found these on some science pages on Facebook and had to share.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS HADFIELD!!

Just a little something I made in honour of my hero's birthday!  


Just one more part of my plan to get him to come to my school!  
See more about him HERE and HERE

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We are stardust

I am teaching ELA again this year and although it is not my forte I am finding some ways to spice it up with some science.  This for instance ...


Saturday, August 24, 2013

MAD SCIENCE

My mad scientist bulletin board is up!!  Sere HERE to download the template from an older blog post.  I cant wait to teach my kids all about the scientific method!  The mad scientist is the best part!
  
Click on the picture to get a copy of this banner!
  

And a few more shots of my class
I love Chris Hadfield!
Homework board and class calendar!
Les choses Francais
All organized!
My lab bench for all of the demos I have planned this year!  Love my class!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chris Hadfield is my hero

This school year we will be doing a lot of work on the scientific method and using technology in our class.  With that in mind we are also going to do our best to see if we can convince the CSA and my hero, Chris Hadfield, to Skype or (OMG!  PLEASE!) come to the school.  We will shoot for the stars and still be happy to land among the clouds!

Chris Hadfield has opened up the universe to the entire world!  I spent many morning last winter/spring waiting for my twitter feed for him to say "Good Morning Earth!" and show us some of the amazing things he has to share.  His photos and perspective on the earth made me feel like we are all in "it" together.  His brand of humour,  music, and science is exactly what I love about being a science teacher!  So we will figure out how to apply space sciences, the scientific method and experimental design, and Commander Chris Hadfield to our studies of the environment, plants, cells, the earth, chemistry, heat, water, architecture and physics, and so much more!  I can't wait!

More details and the method to my madness TBA!

See my other blog post about him for more cool links and videos!
My Chris Hadfield corner!!



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

QR Codes Rock!

I just figured out how to make a QR code to post in my class for the first day of school and parent-orentiation so everyone can get connected to my blog!  See http://www.visualead.com

Monday, August 19, 2013

Teacher eh?

This is awesome.

http://www.mrsmathishomeroom.com/2013/08/you-know-youre-canadian-teacher-when.html?m=1

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow

I love taking pictures and my favorite thing to take pictures of,  other than my kids, is nature.  So here is the spectacular rainbow tonight and a dragonfly resting in my strawberry patch.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

More summer fun!

Just a few pictures from  some of my summer adventures. 
I was at Callling Lake with my mom and we made mango jam and picked fresh raspberry and blueberries for truly organic jam.  Mmmm.  There is also a picture of my mom with my kids.  We had them find plants from all over our lot and match them to ones in the book.  My parents are why I'm such a nature nut!
Awesome!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

La démarche scientifique / Scientific Method

All summer, other than relaxing, I have been thinking about how to teach the scientific method with my class this coming year.  It is a basic foundation that isn't given any focus in the curriculum I teach so I have decided to revamp my class to be more lab focused.  I am in the process of creating a new bulletin board and have a great lab write up template to go with it. My mom is a Super EA and is coming to set up my new science lab on Monday!  Stay tuned!  Download it from my google docs:

The Scientific Method (English)
La demarche scientifique (Francais)





Also thinking of doing something like this
My inspiration
My final result!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

More summer of science

A few more treasures I found this summer.

First is about some amazing young women scientists that I totally admire.

Then a few pictures of bugs I found in my yard.  Check out the albino spider eating the bumblebee and the smiling dragonfly!

Finally just some cool science stuff.

Happy summer!