Sunday, May 27, 2012

DIY Tinted Safety Goggles!

Hey Science Friends,
So super excited to share this with you today. Let's talk a little Science Safety fun with a little bit of organization. I have a fun Science DIY project for you. Let's say that you are going to be getting some Science Safety Goggles next year so that your budding little Scientists can be safe when the explore and investigate. And now you have 25 or so clear safety goggles and maybe you have to share those with other classes. And you know that if each child does not have their own safety glasses, you will need to share those and disinfect those glasses for the next little scientist. I have the answer for you. Tinted Science Safety Glasses are the answer. These are great for color coding Science Teams! So let's get started...

Step 1
Grab all of your safety glasses and remove the straps if they can be removed.

Step 2
Gather your supplies.
You will need:
Paper Towels
Clorox for cleaning up if needed!

After trying several colors, I liked the lighter and brighter colors better. The neat thing is that you have so many choices.

Step 3
Add enough water to cover your goggles. Add a tablespoon of salt.

 Step 4
Cook your goggles on medium heat for 20 minutes or more. Once the desired color is achieved, rinse the goggles and allow to dry.

So now that you have some great tinted Science Safety Goggles that you can use to group your Science Teams. And now you are probably wondering how to disinfect them after each use.

Clorox wipes would be the best answer for young budding Scientists to take care of this themselves independently!

If you need a Science Safety Contract, you can grab it here for free just click on the image above.

If you need some Science Posters for your Science Center, just click on the image above to take you to my store.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Top Teachers!

I am linking up with Kindergarten Lifestyle for a great Memorial Day Sale. And the good news is that my sale has already started! Now is such a great time to grab all of those goodies that you have been thinking about!


Friday, May 25, 2012

End of the Year Memories!

Hello Science Friends,
We have been busy this week working on our Memory Books. It's been nice to have the time to work on this between all of the end of the year events. I was able to introduce each page and talk to the kids about what we would be writing about. I was surprised to discover that in an entire year my class liked Science the most. It was a great discussion when we got to the page about our favorite Science experiment. As we brainstormed and discussed which Science experiment would be considered our favorite. we quickly learned that it was hard to narrow it down to just one. We decided to each write about something different so that when we shared our writing we could all remember the Science fun we have all had.

I knew rocks would be at the top of the list. We had a lot of fun investigating rocks this year. Earlier in the week the children asked me to copy some more rock investigation pages and I was happy that they were asking for investigation recording pages as they discovered new rocks. As I came to work today, someone (thanks Mrs. G) brought me a package of these to go with our investigation recording pages. I was walking by and we were talking and I put the rocks on my desk. When I finally sat down and actually read the package it finally hit me that these were CHOCOLATE rocks! The best part is that they look completely real, no kidding. I guess our last rock investigation might just be the best! If you want to try and find some chocolate rocks head to your local Wal Mart.

Another favorite investigation was what we call The Cave of Darkness. We did actually make complete darkness. We learned how to work through inestigation steps together. This was very early in the year but it made a lasting impression. It was one of my favorites too! We even got out our Science Notebooks and looked to see what we had recorded.
It makes me sad that Sience and Kindergarten will soon be ending. We have had fun and we have learned a lot. I guess it is time to start looking ahead and brainstorming some new investigations!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Journal Freebies!

Hey, Hey Science Friends,
I found these on a super cute blog and had to share them with you. These are from Tales From Outside The Classroom! I thought they were so useful, well put together and so I had to ask to share them with you here! Click on the images and download your copy and be sure to leave my friend a comment.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Science Songs!

Hello Science Friends,
I have found some Science Songs and I was kind of excited to share the information with you. As I was looking around on the site of Have Fun Teaching, I found science songs. It isn't often that you run across songs dedicated to science and because of that, I really wanted to share this information. As I was looking around their site I discovered that they have a download with science songs that include:
1. Butterfly Song

2. Seasons Song

3. Going Green Song

4. Animal Song

5. Water Cycle Song

6. Senses Song

7. Parts of the Body Song

8. Moon Song

9. Planets Song

10. Scientific Method Song

11. Matter Song

12. Creation Song

13. Weather Song

The song list includes many of the topics we discuss in class. Since my class has just been introduced to the Alphabet Songs by Have Fun Teaching and they loved them, I was interested in giving these science songs a try.

 If you are interested in trying out some science songs with me they are available in the following formats.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Science FREEBIE!

Hey Science Friends,
If you are like me and my Science friends we are busy getting ready for some fun Science Investigations for next year and we are creating and planning away. I can't wait to share some new ideas and Science fun. Right now Science Safety seems to be a hot topic. And since safety is a hot topic I thought I would update my Science Safety Contract and share it with you. We always discuss safety at the beginning of the year and send our Safety Contracts home as a homework assignment so the children can get their parents signature and to let them know we will be doing hands-on investigations in class. Click on the image above to get your free copy so you can have some safe science of your own!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


After my glue post the other day I came across this great resource. I had to post this here because it's not only free but it's just fabulous. I guess I am not the only teacher with the glue problems.
Teachers Pay Teachers
A special thanks to Mrs. Miner for creating and sharing this with us. If you download, please leave her feedback! Click on the freebie image to grab yours today!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Why God Made Teachers!

Why God Made Teachers
By Kevin William Huff
When God created teachers,
He gave us special friends
To help us understand His world
And truly comprehend
The beauty and the wonder
Of everything we see,
And become a better person
With each discovery.
When God created teachers,
He gave us special guides
To show us ways in which to grow
So we can all decide
How to live and how to do
What's right instead of wrong,
To lead us so that we can lead
And learn how to be strong.
Why God created teachers,
In His wisdom and His grace,
Was to help us learn to make our world
A better, wiser place.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Sticky Situation!

Glue, as a teacher you just can't live without it! I was never so excited when last year a local office supply store was having a glue sale. I woke up early and was ready to go and get my glue for the entire year. I thought one little shopping trip and I was done for an entire year of creative fun. I know I looked crazy as I threw glue into my shopping cart...limit 25. I won't lie, I went back several times. I thought it was worth it. I could have paid a quarter at any other store. I bought glue, blogged about glue sales and had a pretty hefty text chain going for this glue sale. You probably wonder why I am even thinking about glue now.
First, let me say that I never ever in 11 years had problems with glue in Kindergarten. It was always so simple. All I ever had to do was talk about proper glue use and we were off! Ok, I need to admit, last summer when I saw teacher blogging about "glue lessons" I kind of laughed. Enter year 12 and it seems I am having a glue disaster and it never stops. I mean the disaster never stops but the glue sure does. I have cleaned up piles and piles of glue. I have wiped it and smeared it and scraped piles of glue off of every single surface. Well, except for the carpet because I was so upset I had to just...walk away. I finally asked the kids why are they always taking off the tops of the glue. Those little problem solvers told me none of the glue ever comes out...ever. As the year progressed, I was popping off the tops of the glue too! We have poked, pried, picked and popped those glue tops and nothing. I really mean nothing. I finally decided the most amazing craft tool was just overrated. I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. Look what I have found.

Glue Top Tutorial!

Hmm, a glue bottle tutorial for people just like me. I love it. I'll try it. I will even blog about it. In the next few weeks school will soon end. Believe it or not but I have often thought of what I was going to do with those half empty glue bottles. I really wanted to slam dunk them into the trash and never ever look back. Until I saw this...



Now suddenly glue seems like fun all over again. So, instead of throwing those half empty bottles of glue in the trash what about this.

Rainbow glue!

Now if all this glue talk has your head spinning you might want to try making a Mind Jar. Click on the image up top and have some glue fun!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thank A Teacher!

So Much Fun!

Well the fun just keeps coming. TeacherspayTeachers is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a huge sale. This three day sale is from May 6-8th and is on top of my current sale of 20% off. You can save up to 28% by using Promo Code TAD12. I am sure this grand sale will be as much fun as the last, so get those shopping carts ready! Something tells me that I will be wide awake at midnight tonight!

Click on the image above to take you to my store.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray Teacher Appreciation Day!

It's so exciting that it is this time of year again. I love Teacher Appreciation week. Right now there are tons of great deals out there for teachers and it makes shopping around so much fun. I am having a sale at my Teachers Notebook store for one week and Teachers Notebook is having a super giveaway. There will be seven lucky winners that will win $100 worth of teacher products!
Don't Delay...Start shopping today!


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