Lesson Plan: Oh My Gourd! Science Investigation

This lesson was originally created as a quest on Classcraft for my students (see our review here!). That is why the instructions are worded so that they sound a bit like an adventure. I am using this as a Grade 6 Classification Project, in our Biodiversity unit. Curriculum Connections: Science 2. investigate the characteristics of … Continue reading Lesson Plan: Oh My Gourd! Science Investigation

Top 5 Teacher Snacks

Snacking is my passion, so is teaching, but everything is better with snacks. As teachers, our snack choices are limited by so many conditions! No nuts, no mess, no utensils, no time, ┬ánothing that needs to be heated up or refrigerated and things that can last in a desk drawer for emergencies! I am a … Continue reading Top 5 Teacher Snacks

Review: IQ A Practical Guide to Inquiry Based Learning by Jennifer Watt and Jill Colyer

All around education; the buzz word 'inquiry' pops up. Inquiry based learning, Inquiry questions, Inquiry projects - but it is hard to know where to start, what it means and how to assess these projects. This book has been so, so helpful. "Inquiry-based learning is a process used to solve problems, create new knowledge, resolve … Continue reading Review: IQ A Practical Guide to Inquiry Based Learning by Jennifer Watt and Jill Colyer