My Favorite Science Unit

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things to teach
is science. It makes me sad that I only have a small block during
my day to teach science, but this year we adopted a new
reading series and it's filled with so many stories related to science!
It's such a great way to integrate science and social studies.
No reading series is perfect, and it can be a lot of work to learn a new program,
but I am really happen with the content of the literature.
{We are using Wonders now. Compared to Open Court, which was
ancient, Wonders is a lot better!}
Since I'm on maternity leave right now, I'm missing teaching some
of my favorite science units, which include learning about chicks {and other
oviparous animals} and plants!
Last year, I created some activities for my students for our plant unit
and it couldn't have gone any better!
Our favorite part of our plant unit was growing our own plants.
It was so exciting for my stuents to actually see the ENTIRE
process, even germination, and was such a powerful way for
them to learn.
Yep, that's an old CD case!
You can read my post last year about how we did this HERE.
I highly encourage you to go back and read it. 
I've done the whole lima bean in the baggy with a wet paper towel before,
but this was soooooo much better.
So, since I'm missing out on this unit this year, I'm going to do this
activity with my 5 year old.
{who we just enrolled in K last night...crazy!?!}

If you are looking for a fresh approach to teaching about plants,
you can check out plant unit in my TpT store HERE!


What are your favorite SCIENCE units to teach???


Polka Dot Bikini

I was asked to create a look around this fabulous polka dot swimsuit by Modcloth.
What a cute suit, don't you think?

I like pops of color just as much as the next person, but as I browsed the
Modcloth website for this look, I was really inpired to keep it neutral
with mainly black and white pieces with hints of metallic and leather
here and there. I love putting black and brown {leather} together!
I created this look using the app, Wanelo, which was new to me!
Fun little app to follow people and stores, like Modcloth, and create stories {looks}.
Not sure why they cut off the sunglasses pic though, sorry!

Check out more of Modcloth's stylish swimwear here!


Brynn's Newborn Pictures

I don't think I'll ever get bored looking at these pictures of Brynn.
My sister, Laurie, took these at 2 weeks and they turned out fabulous.
I sure am lucky to have such a talented sister...I mean she's practically
a doctor by day and my personal photographer by night. ;)

Guess who turned five yesterday???
Yep, my first baby.
Unbelievable how fast that one is growing up
and now the second is within days of being a month old already.
Going to cherish each moment. :)