Sat, Oct 04, 2014 2:33 PM in Ideas for 2nd Grade science lessons
Hi all! I am a student teacher in a 2nd grade classroom. I need to develop 3 lessons to explore a second grade curriculum topic. The existing curriculum already includes extensive units on trees, rocks and magnets. I do not want to duplicate the existing program so I am looking for other areas to explore in 2nd grade. I tend to gravitate towards the physical sciences, but I am open to other in...
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Wed, Oct 01, 2014 6:23 PM in Social Media in the Science Classroom
There are many kid-safe blog tools out there that protect the students' privacy but still allow for a rich learning environment (e.g., Kidblog). Some of these have a "basic" version for free or a more enhanced version for an annual fee. I think it is important to make sure the blog tool is secure and not open to the public, especially for younger students.
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 6:18 PM in Time Management
I, too, am a pre-service teacher. I am often perplexed not only by the problem of how to fit it all in, but how to utilize any extra time for challenging those students who finish early. I am in a second grade classroom and it seems that many students are sent over for quiet reading or math games to fill some time when they have finished ahead of their classmates. I hope I am able to develop so...
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