Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ask and you shall receive...

On the website Teacherspayteachers a teacher can put in an idea or a request for something that they are looking for. This morning I checked the website and somebody requested a timeline that they can print and then post on their classroom wall to show the evolution of life on Earth. 

All I could think was "what a great idea" and I wanted one too...so I got to work.

Sure, it took me several hours but I'm excited to hang it on the big empty space in my new classroom. Yeah, teachers really know how to relax over our seasonal unemployment, right?

I'll be sure to post pictures when it's up but there is some asbestos abatement going on now so that won't be for a while. 

Here is what the file looks like:

and here is where you can buy it: Evolutionary Timeline of Life on Earth

For a limited time I have marked it down and given you a $3 discount for being my loyal blog reader.

Enjoy those last days of summer.


  1. I am so jealous that you are still on summer break. I decided to teach this year and settled on a Parents Day Out program. I am prepping and planning but start with the children next week. This will be the earliest I ever taught, 18-24 months. I am excited because I only work M,W, F and can only have 5 students at a time and I can still visit my child's school. She started kindergarten this week, which amazes me. When I saw you at the reunion she was just 2 1/2 and now she is off to school. I hope you have a great start to your school year!

  2. Hey Amy, I teach Earth Science, and I assign each student an event to put on the timeline. They have to measure it out in the hallway, with 1 meter = 100,000 years (you need 46 meters of hallway). I put "TODAY" and "Beginning of Earth" posters out there, and they fill in the rest with their assigned event/organism/etc. It's funny when they get within a 100,000 years ago and they are just plastering their paper over other kids'. We do a walk-through with discussion after all events are posted and it's clear to see that photosynthetic organisms produced the oxygen that entered the atmosphere and then kind of killed themselves off, then oxygen-breathing organisms proliferated. So many other good points are derived from this activity. Pass it on to the Earth Science teachers and bring your kids up for a lesson!