The Science School Yard: Currently...December!

Friday, December 4, 2015


 What great things await this month. It's time for a bit of a break (two weeks)...time to think about Christmas present lists(all those odds and ends!) ...time for planning for a Christmas birthday...yes my second child was born on Christmas...we opened presents first then went to the hospital...Best Christmas present I ever got!!!

Thanks again to Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for hosting this blog linky! I am a bit late to the party...but I finally made it!

My son and I are laying around this evening...he is reading his book and I am finally getting to the December Currently!

We just came back from the Christmas Parade and an annual Party held by friends. Always nice to catch up. It was the warmest night that I can remember in December...32 degrees! You could actually enjoy the outdoors!

I ordered almost everything online this year! Everyday things are arriving! I have to start wrapping it soon...maybe this weekend. It is one of my least favorite things to do. I am really bad at it.

Every year for my daughter's birthday, we play birthday or Christmas Bingo. I get Dollar Store cards...and gag gifts to add to the center of the room. When you yell HoHoHo and then pick a gift! It is one of our favorite traditions...besides finding the pickle!

We have two more weeks and then I am setting up for our Christmas STEM week next week! The kids are learning about solids and liquids in 2nd grade so we are making a toy for Santa as if we are elves! In first grade we are working on the Gingerbread Man...taking a break from our rock unit...In 5th grade we are working on Kitchen Chemistry...Snowman style...making polymer snowmen!  Poor 4th Grade...they have to continue working on the Human Body unit! 3rd grade is doing water and the Gingerbread Baby...Kindergarten...those cuties are integrating their reading series with a lesson on magnets...and then next week...Gingerbread Man traps and gumdrop towers!

We use a f aux tree...I am allergic to real ones. I take it out of the box...and is ready to go! I can't wait until my whole family is together! The countdown is on...21 days until Christmas!

Happy Holidays!


  1. Wow, I'm so impressed with all those fun STEM lessons you have planned. I bet the kids will love it! I'm hoping our school will get a STEM lab next year when our new building is done. I'm a new follower of your blog! It looks like a great resource. On the Go Teacher Mama

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by, Suzy! I love STEM activities that tie in what we are doing with our FOSS kits. Holiday time brings even more fun! Can't wait to visit your site!


  3. Your STEM and Science projects sound spectacular! Yay for your students! Happy birthday to your Christmas baby! I am also a Christmas baby! That's where my name comes from!
    Teachers Are Terrific!