The ABCs of Thriving STEM and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)

This week I’m featuring the ABCs of Thriving STEM!  Christy’s goal is to provide ideas for learning that will nurture science and math literacy.  She has a ton of wonderful ideas that encourage hands-on, playful learning!  Check out her post on teaching multiplication using LEAVES or her wisdom on why children make so many messes!  Here are  …

The ABCs of


Age Early Thirties
Beverage of Choice Growing up in dairy farming country, I learned to really love a quality glass of milk.
something you’d like to Change in your Life I wish we could live closer to family. The modern economy has been tough on rural areas like the ones where I have roots.
favorite Diversion Blogging! I love how it pushes me to be a better teacher and mom and connects me with amazing individuals I could never meet in person.
Essential start of the day Breakfast
Favorite Color Aqua
Favorite Game How to choose?! Peekaboo with the baby, Pictionary with my pre-schooler, Chess with my elementary child, Karrom for the whole family, Dutch Blitz for adult card night.
Height Five and a half feet/1.7 meters
favorite Ice Cream flavor Mint
Beloved piece of Jewelry Engagement Ring
Kids (names & ages) T-Rex is 6, Pony Artist is 4, Little Diddle is 6 months
Where do you Live North AL, USA
Favorite Movie(s) It’s a Wonderful Life
Nickname I don’t know that I have any.
Occupation Physics Teacher, though I am taking a break right now.
a weird thing in your Purse/bag There are often nuts or leaves that my kids thought were interesting
favorite Quote Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden. Ian Maclaren
Right or left-handed Right handed
Siblings One Sister
Time it takes to get ready That all depends. I’ll say an hour.
Unusual Fact My mother-in-law and I have the same name.
Best Vacation I love a good road trip!
What makes you late I try to get too much done.
Xrays you’ve had I broke my collarbone during a blizzard in the fifth grade.
Yummy food that you make Chocolate Chip Cookies
favorite Zoo animal I love trying to find an animal that I do not remember seeing before. The earth is so diverse!

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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