Monday, December 8, 2014

Ecosystems, The Movie- 2014

The students had a blast presenting their ecosystem facts in fun and imaginative ways... and I had a blast editing it together into this "movie"!  Science Rules!

This video is 41 minutes long... so sit back with a good snack and ENJOY!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Big Weather 2014!!!

Don Schwenneker is my absolute favorite weatherman!! I cannot be more thrilled that he has come to Grantham TWICE now! It is so exciting, not only to get to meet him, but to get to learn about weather from him!! And it's great to hear his shout out to us on TV!! If you missed it, here it is!!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


We are beginning our unit on MATTER: the properties of matter, states of matter, and the transfer of energy in matter.  This video is an introduction to matter and its properties.  We will be having a lot of fun exploring matter!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Water Cycle and Storms

This week and next, we are learning about the water cycle, storms, and storm safety.  There is soooo much to cover under the topic of weather!!  We are going to have a blast!

Monday, September 8, 2014


Did you know that you can predict the weather by looking at the clouds in the sky?  We are going to practice doing just that!!!

CAUTION!  This is a LOT of information to take in... but know and trust that we will be working on this way of predicting weather together throughout the rest of this unit.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Air Pressure and Wind

It is time to begin our unit on weather.  Our purpose is to be able to take what we learn and apply it by predicting weather.

We are beginning our weather unit with air pressure and wind.  There are a lot of little weather topics we have to cover in order to be able to predict weather, so be expecting flip videos each week covering at least one (sometimes more) aspect of weather.  I cannot wait to get started!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Our First Assignment... Intro to the Flipped Classroom!

I am beyond thrilled to be the your fifth grade science teacher at Grantham School.  I am also excited about the classroom model we will be using this year: the flipped classroom.  If you are reading this blog, it means you have internet access and can easily access the assigned science content videos.  Do not worry about those students who cannot access the internet at home, they will have the opportunity to view the videos in class or can take home DVD copies to view in their homes.

Please watch the video for an explanation of the flipped classroom.  I look forward to all of the great science explorations we will have thanks to this new classroom model!


I look forward to a great year!  Feel free to access these videos as often as you need to.  Together, we will have a very successful year in science!