Thursday, January 31, 2013

Teacher Bling: Science Teachers!

Just added to my TN shop for those teachers who LOVE science!
The Tee is an ultra soft cotton women's shirt with clear rhinestones- only $18.01, including shipping while they are in stock! http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/EngagingLessons/teacher-bling-science-rocks
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cute Teacher Bling Giveaway!

Like My New Facebook Page: Posh Teacher Designs~bling & More! AND be automatically entered to WIN a Cute Custom Rhinestone Tee!  Full shop coming soon to TN and Etsy-

Link to Page- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Posh-Teacher-Designs-bling-More/233053696829460

Drawing 1/14/2013 evening



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Grinch Science Activities!!!

If you have a Grinch day, you gotta check out this Grinch Mystery Science Activity!  Do something fun and engaging before the holiday break and the time will fly by :-)

http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/EngagingLessons/christmas-mad-science-sleuths-amp-the-copy-cat-grinch-activity



Get your Student Detectives MAD about Science with this super sleuthy FUN Science Experiment that has them on the case of the "Copy Cat Grinch!" They will be exploring all about chromatography in a Very EASY to understand manner all while they solve the case by studying the colors in the ink from a black magic marker left by the grinch-like suspect. Super Easy experiment from start to finish that has teacher information pages to make it simple for YOU, Examples of how to set it all up, and fun student activity pages that follow the steps of the scientific method. ALSO, I have included a boy/girl writing Detective Hat Craftivity, just for FUN as a quick follow-up!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Liebster Award=Middle School Teachers are the BEST!

I just noticed I was nominated for the Liebster Award by 2 of my newest followers!  Thanks so much!  I teach all levels in my middle school and I must say, this year, by far, has been the toughest for me and my colleagues!  I am also the head cheerleading sponsor and Computer specialist for our campus.  I am married to James, my high school sweetheart, firefighter, for 19 years now and we have one precious, center of my world, daughter, Madison(who is 14 and a freshman this year!)

Answers to the questions posed by the Science Teaching Junkie :-)
Questions for my nominated blogs:

1. How long have you been teaching?  14 years

2. What is your most disgusting habit? I wouldnt call it a habit, but I teach Middle School for a reason...to get down on their level and be silly..sometimes that involves being "disgusting" to make them laugh or get their minds off their worries..  I use a fart soundboard when someone new walks in the room.. it is so immature and they love it LOL!

3. How much time do you spend in one week blogging or looking at other people's blogs? maybe 1 hour total.  this year i havent even watch a full hour of tv yet..only football games..no time :(

4. What is your proudest accomplishment? My Sweet daughter..she is my everything

5. Favorite beverage? Belini

6. Teaching tool you couldn't live without?  my computer..I am very hi-tech with the kids to get them engaged

7. What is your favorite snack? Sonic Strawberry Slush

8. If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be?  No advisory period..

9. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?  watch Cowboys Football with my family

10. Why do you blog?  I like to share my ideas and creations with others

11. Do your students or friends have a nickname for you? What is it?  Mrs Tharp Marie...  because If I need to get a student's attention, I say their name and always "Marie" for their middle name, whether its a boy or a girl..too funny, so now they do it  to me!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Mad Science Activities!

Get your Student Detectives MAD about Science with this super sleuthy FUN Science Experiment that has them on the case of the "Copy Cat Grinch!" They will be exploring all about chromatography in a Very EASY to understand manner all while they solve the case by studying the colors in the ink from a black magic marker left by the grinch-like suspect. Super Easy experiment from start to finish that has teacher information pages to make it simple for YOU, Examples of how to set it all up, and fun student activity pages that follow the steps of the scientific method. ALSO, I have included a boy/girl writing Detective Hat Craftivity, just for FUN as a quick follow-up! Link: http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/EngagingLessons/christmas-mad-science-sleuths-amp-the-copy-cat-grinch-activity

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thanksgiving Science Activity!


http://shop.atozteacherstuff.com/downloads/pumpkin-pie-in-a-bag-science-literacy-and-craftivity.html
This Engaging Activity can easily be a combined Science AND Literacy Lesson! The students will be creating Pumpkin Pie in a zip-lock bag using just a few ingredients! They will be exploring, creating, observing, predicting,and drawing as they go through the process to make the dessert. And then, write about how to make their yummy mixture in a "how-To" format along with an adorable Pumpkin Pie Dessert Cup Craft! Teacher information sheet included as well as all student activity sheets and templates. Enjoy!