Science in the Elementary School 1
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Fri, Nov 28, 2014 1:33 AM in how to help your students?
This is a struggle for me too. What has worked for me the best is to pretend that I am the student and that I know NOTHING about the topic being discussed. I also have to remind myself that the students will develop an understanding of the topics that is appropriate to their age and that I cannot expect them to understand in the same ways that I do. Of course, my goal for all students is that t...
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Fri, Nov 28, 2014 1:29 AM in Traits in 5th grade
I am thinking of an activity where the students can illustrate a picture of themselves. The physical features that they have such as their face shape, skin tone, eye color, and hair color are inherited traits. The students also write a paragraph about how they get ready for school, how to make their favorite foods, how to play their favorite game, or anything else that describes a learned behavi...
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 1:22 AM in We need more time to teach Science
I agree that both science and social studies require just as much time and attention in the classroom as other academic and social subjects. I feel that when the majority of the students struggle with a certain subject or two then the teachers can discuss allocating a few extra minutes per day to those subject areas, but the focus really needs to be on the quality of the lessons and activities th...
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