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Kim Coker
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Favorite Things to do in the Summer
Ok. This is my VERY FIRST time linking up with Teaching Trio's Favorite Things Linky Party . I've seen blog posts about Linky Parties and quite frankly I didn't have the slightest idea what they were. BUT thanks to the #tptsellerchallenge I have really been...
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10 memes that sum up my life as a teacher...
Maybe it's just the time of year. Maybe it's the fact that I've been teaching for 11 years. Maybe I'm just tired. But tonight when I was "browsing" Pinterest, I came across some hilarious teacher memes that I swear were made specifically for me! And let's f...
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3 Simple Ways Color Coding Labels Saved My Sanity
I teach four classes of fifth grade science each day. Each homeroom
rotates through classes together. It's kind of like middle school, but
in an elementary setting. For this reason, I have had to come up with
several methods of organizing A LOT of materi...
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Top Resources of 2016
Looking for you next great classroom lesson or activity? Check out these bestselling STEM resources from 2016 in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You'll want them all too! #1: Cells CSI Investigation This is HANDS DOWN one of my favorite activities to do dur...
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What's on YOUR TpT Wish List?
It's that time of year again. The holidays can seem overwhelming for some of us. Especially teachers. With families, friends, students, coworkers, and more to buy for - how can we possibly stay on top of it all without going into "Grinch Mode"? My advice? K...
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Back to School: Using the Engineering Design Process
I love so many of the team building activities out there, but I always feel pressed for time. A couple of years ago I decided to embed my team building into a STEM mini-challenge during the first week of school. Students LOVE getting to "dig right in" and I...
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Back to School: Student Introductions
If you're like me, you struggle to find a way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year while teaching a myriad of rules and procedures. This activity has been a success in my classroom every time I use it! Students are engaged and excited a...
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DIY: Door Latch Covers
  Are you looking for a way to cover those latches on the door that cause it to lock? I spent about 30 minutes this morning making these easy and inexpensive covers from items I had around the house. Read about how totally simple it was, and then go find so...
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Tech Tip: Using Bitlinks in the Classroom
The other day in class, one of my students raised his hand and let me know he had noticed that I had not posted on this blog for a while. Um, yeah. It's been a month again. Darn it. I have such high hopes and then life gets busy. So in honor of EVAN (in cas...
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Songs in the STEM Class {Solar System}
It has been quite the month here at my house. Sorry to my sweet readers for not posting for a couple of weeks. I PROMISE that I have so many ideas to share. I'm just drowning in "stuff" right now. But I wanted to share a little something I used in class the...
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