“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
-Alexander Graham Bell
For a short month, February has lots going on. As promised, the first blog post this month will give you some quick snapshots of national days, holidays, and interesting birthdays to work into the terrific teaching you are already doing.
We’re going to go out on a limb and say that most of you are not in love with your states’ standards of learning. But, whether you like them or not, there they are, waiting for you in your lesson plans every day.
Welcome to a new year. We’ve always thought of January as a good time to go back to goals we may have made for ourselves at the beginning of the school year and to start or try a new routine or ritual in our classrooms.
December brings a bundle of reasons to gather and be festive. There are official celebrations, of course, such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve and there are some unofficial “national” days such as the Day of Giving.
You probably haven’t marked your calendar for this, but November 20th is Absurdity Day. When we saw that we immediately thought of oral vocabulary and opportunities to build it with students of every age.
November 8th is STEM/STEAM Day! Here at SDE we are going full steam ahead with our journey into the blogosphere so we thought we’d bring you along and get you thinking about bringing STEM or STEAM into your classroom.