The weather was alternating between showers, thunder and sun, the mosquitoes were relentless but we had already decided that we would go geocaching today..., and so we did. Despite the moody weather we managed to track down 14 geocaches all in all in and around St. Albert and while none of the caches were terribly exciting (poor loot quality and no trackable items, contrary to the information in the logs) the highlight of the day was the finding of our 100th cache. Below is the rather non-ceremonial opening of this milestone geocache requiring a fair bit of elbow grease.
Science classrooms are unique learning environments unlike any other classrooms. As a matter of fact, some things only happen in science classrooms. Here is a collection of event that happened in my own science classroom over the last school year. It's a growing list, so check back for updates.
Report from yours truly live-tweeting and navigating the melee at GETCA 2015 (Annual Greater Edmonton Teachers' Conference).
Can a pencil be more than just your average run of the mill pencil? The legendary Palomino Blackwing Pearl can take a student or teacher's writing to new heights. We have taken a batch of the Pearls for a spin and are blown away by how much writing and sketching can be transformed by this unassuming pencil.
Dr. Pineda's Classroom is going YouTube with the release of its first screencast on the exciting topic of calculating percents. Only time will tell if this is the start of something big and shiny or just a passing fad.
After several weeks working on setting up habitats for new classroom animals the big day finally arrived. The newest addition to our classroom include aquatic denizens in our new aquarium and a teenage bearded dragon with lots of attitude and no table manners.