Currently ~ Just January ~ Happy New Year!

Happy 2019!  Time sure flies where you're focused and keeping busy!  I'm delighted to link up today with Anne in Residence for:


I'm currently taking an online course about incorporating STEAM into my classroom.  I'm trying to spend time watching all the videos and reading all the articles so that I can learn more about this area.  STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  The emphasis is one hands-on group work that solves a real life problem.  I really love this quote by John Dewey:

“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.”


I could spend endless time tidying everything and everywhere in my house.  After Christmas I spent an hour cleaning the top of my stove.  Then I had to clean the kitchen counters,...Tidying to infinity and beyond!


It's really fun to eat anything and everything you want until you step on the scale...which means I need to start eating better and more healthy food.  Eating gluttonously was fun while it lasted.  Now it's back to reality.


I've been having the best time researching STEAM resources in Massachusetts.  I knew there would be a lot because of the huge number of universities, but I still made some exciting discoveries. For example,

Massachusetts has an annual STEM conference in November.  The conference is in Worcester which is about an hour from where I live. The next STEM summit will take place on November 5, 2019.

In addition, I checked out science apps and web sites.  I was just playing this sorting game on Science Kids in which I needed to sort moving objects into birds, insects, mammals or plants.  It was quite challenging for me.  Click here to check out the home page.


I'm really finding Polar Seltzer water to be very refreshing.  Seltzer is now my everyday beverage of choice.  It has fizz like soda minus all the artificial flavorings and additives.  
Well, there's the current news for now!  Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for me about anything I write about!  


  1. I definitely need to work on healthy eating again. I didn't go all crazy over the holidays, but I still didn't reign it in as much as I should have. LOL


  2. Haha - tidying to infinity and beyond. I love it! I find myself doing that right after the chaos of the Christmas season, getting really into meticulous cleaning of some weird spaces. But hey, it has to be done at some point!

  3. My son is in 3rd grade and we think STEAM is awesome!

  4. I just know you are the best teacher and that makes me smile. I haven't heard of Polar Seltzer but I'm going to check it out. Happy New Year!


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