Here’s a concise list of key strategies for you to consider as you deepen your effectiveness in the classroom. Thanks to Samantha Cleaver at Scholastic.com Do you have other suggestions for being an effective teacher?

I just added a new product to my store at TPT, Plants have Parts! It features a wealth of resources including the lesson plan, PowerPoint presentations, movies, copyright free images, worksheets, a student booklet, assessments, and a web page with more resources. Check it out! I’ve also uploaded freebies – seek-a-word puzzles for plant parts and seek-a-word puzzles for fruits that …

Do your students need to practice a basic math skill? Do you want them to be more confident using that skill Would you like to send a game home so students can practice math with family members? While playing a Memory Game, students match up numbers with names, computation problems with their answers, fractions with their equivalents and much, much …

How is it possible I can buy dice and somehow they evaporate over time? I know it’s rare for a solid to sublimate into a gas, but every June I end up with far fewer dice than I had in September. And the ones I have can be in pretty bad shape. I hesitate to send dice …

Are your students learning about the life cycle of a frog, bird, bug, whale, or cat? Are you collecting resources to meet NGSS 3-LS1-1? (Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.) With this FREE product, students cut apart squares that represent …

Teaching a unit about force? Poetry can be a great addition to your science resources. Read about ten ways to use poetry in your classroom from Reading Rockets. In addition to my list of poetry by Shel Silverstein, here are suggestions for poems you might consider sharing with your students. The Butterfly Jar, Jeff Moss …

It’s 1985 and I’m a “new to science” teacher. The principal and the parents haven’t expected me to teach science, just the basics, so that’s what I’ve been doing. Then a life changing event occurs. Marie came to see me to talk about her son and offered to teach anatomy. Sure, I’m not teaching science, why not let her? …

While teaching a university class, my teacher participants asked me about strategies for learning new science vocabulary. What resources could be used to help students learn key words for a new science topic? I created a set of cards for a variety of topics that have an image, a simple definition in English, and the term …

Do you find a page from NGSS with several standards and the Science and Engineering Practices, and the Disciplinary Core Ideas, AND the Crosscutting Concepts all on one page to be a bit overwhelming?? Consider downloading the Evidence Statements. What are Evidence Statements? They are resources you’ll find at the Next Generation Science Standards web …

Students in one of my classes are learning fractions so we’re playing Fraction Bingo. Bingo makes it fun for students practice a math skill. Visit Simply Math to find a variety of bingo games that your students will look forward to playing as they practice their math skills. Print the cards, cut squares of scrap paper, and then put both in a zip bag. …