Carley Givens’ Blog

Carley Givens is a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

Study Jams


When starting to plan my Scientific Method unit, I came across Scholastic’s Study Jams. They have a lot of great movies, vocab, and even karaoke about Science and Math units! It covers the majority of South Carolina’s Science standards for 5th grade, so this website will definitely be used in my classroom! It’s also great for students to use in their “free” time as an earlier finisher activity or in the mornings before they go to breakfast.


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Hey!! Thanks for checking out my blog!! This is a new experience for me, as I have never blogged about teaching and the resources I’ve used/found (other than my classroom blog for parents/students). This page is really just to communicate my personal and professional growth in teaching Science, but you may also find resources for Social Studies and Writing. Last year was my first year teaching Science to 5th graders. This year I am responsible for teaching it to the entire 5th grade, since we are departmentalized. I’m nervous, but excited!

Some facts about me:
1. 2014-2015 will be my 10th year teaching.
2. I LOVE technology and finding ways to incorporate it into my lessons.
3. I am originally from Syracuse, NY, but have lived in Greenville, S.C. for the last 10 years.
4. I work at a 1:1 iPad school.
5. My Twitter handle is: CGivens81, if you would like to follow me.
6. Below is a picture of my family who I LOVE spending time with, especially at the pool!!

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