Get Your Teach On!



Ah! What an amazing morning spent with teachers that took THEIR day off to spend learning more. Teachers really are the best!

In my presentations, I wasn’t able to get to everything so I promised a quick blog post with some information. First and foremost, here is the video of my little guy doing his famous American Speech.

If you are like me, science and social studies is HARD to fit in…or you have to do one or the other. It’s difficult to do both every single day. One way to embed both subjects is to weave it in through literacy and math throughout the day if you don’t have time to get to it.

There are so many wonderful books out there that you can get your hands on that cover so many science and social study standards. We talked about some different activities today.



We chatted about a tree walk that we go on and here is a freebie that you can grab and do it with your kiddos.


We talked about going on a solid walk, a sinking and floating activity for states of matter. Here is my blog post that covers a lot of it and a fun freebie.



Another standard we addressed is weather and calendar. I have found that this is the easiest way to address weather every day. We do it as part of our calendar time. The skills build on each month. It has saved me so much time and paper!




Another way I like to implement weather is through a weather week and I use this weather unit. We try to tie in as much literacy and math that we possibly can!


Here is the link to the candy experiment with the free download.


Some of the Social Study units are Community Helpers, Family, Traditions, maps and globes and famous Americans.

Another one of my favorite science experiments (especially this time of the year) is making snow foam!


Here are some of the units and freebies.



This American Symbols book is so perfect to use when you are teaching about President’s Day.



We talked about ways you can implement vocabulary throughout your day because trying to squeeze in both science and social studies every day can be challenging!

Try to incorporate as much as you can throughout your day without having to take 30-45 minutes of your already shortened day to teach about President’s Day or to do a lesson on family.



Another way to cover some of these standards is to have kiddos do presentations on these topics. I have students do a presentation on their family at the beginning of the year and one of our standards is famous Tennesseans…so we do a presentation on that in February. What better way for kids to learn?!? They teach each other!


I know it is a TON of information but soak in as much as you can! Enjoy day 2!


  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    I am a really big fan of your Phonemic Awareness Sets. I have done set 1 and I am halfway through set 2 and was wondering if you are going to do another set? I love them and they have really helped my babies. Please tell me you are doing a set 3. You did an awesome job on these!1