Wednesday, February 26, 2014


TpT is having a HUGE sale on their site tomorrow thru Friday. I am so excited to also add 20% off of what they are already offering. Click here to check out my store and to take advantage of this awesome crazy deal!

Got lots of stuff in the works and just running short on time these days. Been pretty negligent of this little ole' blog, but I'm still here cranking it out. Look for a new HUGE classroom pack in the upcoming weeks. Also in the works - a GIGANTIC science fair packet, complete with a writing section that will align with Common Core. So excited to implement this event and will post more later explaining what we will be doing.

Don't forget to take advantage of the TpT sale!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Frog Dissection!

Our Human Body Unit has come to an end and boy, oh boy did these kids eat up every second of it. And I must admit I LOVED it, too!! Last year, I did my human body unit a LOT different than I did it this year. {This year was MUCH better - more informative, organized, and generally more fun.} I bought a FANTASTIC human body unit from Getting Nerdy with Mel and Gerdy to help me along and let me tell you that it has helped exponentially. There are a ton of great slides for my informational lectures/discussions and then just some really great activities to accompany each human body system that we study. I also brought in some of my own stuff - like my Human Body Lab Stations - and some other really fun activities that I've found in my quest to having the most awesome human body unit ever in the history of teaching. {Not really.}

Yesterday and today was frog dissection. We loved it. I will spare you the gory pictures, but here is a pic of my room set up. It's very medical looking!

I made a presentation to accompany my dissection and I offered it free last year, but just wanted to offer it again in case anyone out there is also dissecting frogs. The material is great for grades 5-8. Also includes safety rules for your lab! Click here to download this fun presentation.

I have been neglecting this blog - but for good reason. I'm crazy busy with school, being a mom, a wife, and trying to maintain at least somewhat of a social life. We're also in the process of trying to buy a house, so it's just crazy all around.

I don't have anything in the works academically-speaking, but I have a TON of clipart in the works, and lots already posted in my TpT shop. I also have an Etsy shop if you prefer to purchase from Etsy! I'm in love with designing clipart and wish I had more time to devote to it. I've got some Valentine's Day stuff up and I should have St. Patty's Day done before the end of the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by! Properties of Matter is coming up and I cannot wait to put my hands-on, fun, and engaging unit to work! {Click here to check that out!}