I am a student teacher at a title I school in the Houston area. This is my last year at the University of Houston. I am unique because teaching is my chosen career after 15 years working in the "corporate" world. I finally chose to do what I have always wanted to do, and what I know will make me feel fulfilled in my life goals. I love working with the younger grades, K-2. I am in a kindergarten class this year, and I am enthused by how much I have learned from them in the two short, okay long, weeks I have spent with them. I look forward to finding multiple sources from the NSTA website to contribute to meaningful and engaging lessons in the classroom.
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Tue, Oct 11, 2016 7:05 PM in Combining Science with Art
Thank you for sharing, I will definitely check these out!
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Tue, Oct 11, 2016 7:01 PM in Do you have blocks in your classroom?
Our kindergarten classroom does not have blocks in the traditional sense, but we do have unifix cubes. I would really like to see the earl childhood classrooms move back towards the hands-on activities that promoted fine motor skills, and coordination. Now it seems we are supposed to rely only on scissors, pencils, and glue to develop the fine motor skills of the hands.
Sun, Oct 02, 2016 4:27 PM in Texture Walk
I am a student teacher in kindergarten, and I really feel compelled to share an activity we did this week. The topic was Physical Properties - texture. I am in Texas, the TEKS is K.5B. (The kindergarten team found this activity through a blog.) All of the teachers contributed materials for the walk.
We took all six kindergarten classes outside, it was a beautiful day, with their science notebook...
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