Carrie Naglak

I get to spend my days teaching 4th graders. Finding new and exciting resources that engage my students is one of my passions. Another is passing along those resources to other teachers! I'm beginning to realize that teaching teachers who are just as passionate about teaching as I am is SO rewarding!




Whitney Elementary School (Boise)

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Recent Posts by Carrie

Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:47 PM in Full STEAM Ahead!
CATAPULT PAINTINGS???? WHAT??? That looks like the coolest thing EVER! I just have to get my hands on the instructions for that. My teaching partner and I are making a conscious effort this year to teach art to our students. Previously,it was more of an after thought and ended up being more crafty than artsy. I can't wait to try some of the ideas on your FB page/website! Thanks for sharing!

Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:37 PM in NGSS and Science Kits
Brian, We found that the old kits (namely land and water and electricity) actually aligned more than we thought! Previously, we stuck to a schedule and had to cut out lessons due to time restrictions. With NGSS, we realized that if we REALLY teach the kits they way they are intended (and not cut corners or leave some lessons out) we cover all if not more of our new standards. We do bring in m...

Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:30 PM in Robotics Clubs and Competitions 2014-2015
Caryn, Thanks for sharing your collection of articles! I just attended a workshop on Lego Robotics today and was so impressed and excited to start! I've never done it before but plan on doing it this fall/spring as a before-school club (twice a week...ish). I don't have much to offer yet, but I'd love to be a fly on the wall of this forum to hear other ideas.

Recent Reviews by Carrie

Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:12 AM
4 very informative
This lesson plan provides great background for students. I love the world map site that shows where earthquakes have occurred in the past 7 days. I would then add an engineering component and have students design and construct a building (think gingerbread house... :)

Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:02 AM
5 Immediately applicable!
So many times, we look through resources that are just not usable. This one is AWESOME! With some simple supplies from your own closet and a grocery store, you can have your kids doing a great engineering challenge. So applicable!

Recent Public Collections by Carrie

Natural disasters

6 Resources

Editorial: Tsunamis and Other Disasters -- A Response from Scientists Who Teach
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Survival Skills
Type: Journal Article

Brain Research

2 Resources

Tools that help me fulfill my PD goal of becoming more knowledgeable about how my students' brains work/develop.

The Prepared Practitioner: Brain-Based Education
Type: Journal Article

Brain Research: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Type: Book Chapter

4th grade Energy and Electromagnetism

4 Resources

These are resources that I may need to build my own knowledge of the subject before/while I teach my students!

Type: User uploaded resource

Electromagnetic Induction
Type: Journal Article