Monday, January 4, 2016


We are beginning our two week unit on genetics.  This lesson is preparing us for the labs we will be doing this week.  A work study sheet (WSS) has been assigned, so make sure you watch the video as many times as you need to in order to complete the assignment.  The WSS is the proof that you viewed the video and will be taken as a participation grade.  Let me know if you have any trouble viewing the assignment!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


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!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


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.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Air 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 24, 2015

Our First Assignment... The Flipped Classroom!

I am beyond thrilled to be the your fifth grade math and science teacher at Grantham School. I am also excited about the classroom model we will be using this year: the flipped classroom.  This year, I welcome Mrs. Grady to the team!  We will be sharing the videos already created and will both be teaching the same content. 
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!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sir Isaac Newton

Wow! I stumbled upon this great video describing Newton's 3 laws of motion... Of course, I just had to share!!!