Hey y'all! The countdown to Christmas is ON! I'm so excited. I had my first peppermint mocha of the season not long ago and it was every bit as magical as I remember.

Over here at SSP headquarters, I've been working hard on getting things ready for the holidays. My class is so ready for the Gingerbread, Christmas, and Winter STEAM centers that are coming up.

If you're not sure how science centers could work in your classroom, check out how I set them up in mine here.

One of my favorite experiments this time of year is making Borax crystal ornaments with my students. The beauty of this is that it doesn't have to be just Christmas ornaments. Students can make just about anything with the pipe cleaners, no matter what holiday they do or don't celebrate.

It also works great in January when the snow is falling. Or even in February when you're finally caught up from all the holiday/testing/report card chaos from December and January. The kids love making heart shaped crystals for Valentines.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy. Stay tuned for more science centers soon and have a wonderful weekend.