Hello, my name is Karissa Patrick! I am a senior at Wright State University majoring in Elementary Education P-5. I am currently student teaching at Fairborn Primary in a second grade classroom. I am also employed at Chick-fil-A in Fairfield Commons Mall and as a Residential Academic Ambassador on campus.
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 12:19 AM in Formative vs. Summative Assessments
Formative and summative assessments have equal necessity and importance. Personally, my understanding of these two forms of assessment are as follows:
- Formative assessments are what teachers need to use in order to gauge where their students are in their learning experiences. These are used throughout your teaching, both formally and informally. While formal formative assessments may i...
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Fri, Nov 19, 2021 11:31 PM in Field Trips
Sadly, I feel as though field trips are a dying concept. I recall going on many field trips throughout my schooling and they were all such fun and exciting times. While some were just for fun, others were for educational purposes. Either way, they were always something to look forward to. Getting out of the regular classroom setting from time to time is very important to keep students excited abo...
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 11:03 PM in Food in the Science Classroom for the Purpose of Learning
I would consider myself a huge supporter of the use of food to help students learn. Year to year, classroom demographics change, therefore not all lessons are going to be culturally, physically, and/or mentally appropriate. However, food is rather universal. Students are typically always going to be eager to work with food. For the areas included in STEM, food is especially useful in helping stud...
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Sat, Nov 20, 2021 11:25 AM Educational & Fun!
This resource is phenomenal! With videos, crafts, games, and activities for students to engage with, kids are sure to learn without even realizing it. This website is super interactive and kid-friendly. Educators who are seeking to teach about the solar system should most definitely utilize this resource.
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 1:12 AM A great way to get students thinking!
This resource is not only interesting to me, but it would also be intriguing to students, as well! I believe the activity within this resource would be a great way to connect social studies concepts regarding the bald eagle to the near-extinction of the species. "Clues to the Past" is very useful for teacher planning, within inclusion of the 5E Learning Model and step-by-step guides to how to implement this lesson.
Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems: Elementary Collection
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 12:42 AM Useful Collection!
This collection of 7 resources is extremely useful for teachers who may be interested or needing to teach their students about the flow of energy. Since this topic may be difficult to teach young students, this collection is extremely helpful in suggesting ideas on how to go about teaching this subject area.
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