Posts by Amber Ernst

Less Gas In Class – Engaging Readers with Gross Topics

It all starts with the BFG. Now I’m going to admit something somewhat controversial and hope that you might understand. I didn’t really like Roald Dahl before this book.….(run and cowering)…… Is that horrible? I know he is a fantastic author just one I never connected with as a reader and never then passed on…

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The Underestimated Post It – Your End of Year Sanity Saver

Frazzled…..excitement verging on anxiety…..bittersweet…..over it…….all could describe the end of the year! We love our students who we have nurtured all year long but a guilty longing for sweet summer combined with overwhelming exhaustion from testing, endless activities, field trips – ALL. AT. ONCE. Enter the humble Post It Note. Yeah I get your vibe…

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Why you NEED Science Solvers in your classroom!

Have you ever wondered how am I going to get through teaching energy?!  I have been there!  This seemed like the toughest concept that I saved to teach last to my 5th graders!  I had trouble understanding the level of material myself…while I can’t fully help with that I can show you what did work…

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Pre-K Dinosaur Color By Number/Letter

So now that I have a kiddo myself I have been creating for him and thought I’d share what we have been up to lately.  A little background – he’s 3.5 now and is totally into dinosaurs! We have been working on alphabet and counting for awhile but I just now realized that he can…

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Slime Science

Since I’m not in a school this year I have still been involved with kids even in my community.  Recently I held a slime science event at a local community center for parents to drop off kids and shop/wrap presents if need be.  We had four different slime stations and lots of learning and fun…

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10 Ways to Make a Teacher’s Day

I’ve been there! The long conference days, unplanned drills, sick students…each day is a surprise and we live for it.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.   Teachers give day in and day out – all day every day.  Transferring the office world made me realize even more how little teachers get a break even…

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