I am a 5th year second grade teacher at Hardin Valley Elementary School. I love my job!
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Sat, Mar 13, 2021 9:55 PM in Make Science Engaging
In my opinion, hands on is best! I also like to incorporate story books into my science lessons that go along with my topic. One way my students get engaged the most is through problem based learning. I always start with something that makes them wonder, then when they ask questions about it, I can add flame to that inquiry to make them wonder even more. They get so excite...
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Sat, Mar 13, 2021 9:40 PM in Distance Learning and Hands on Activities
Hi Emily! I briefly taught virtually during this difficult time. I also found it challenging to come up with ways for them to complete experiments virtually. One thing that I did was give students choices for materials, so that they could feel successful. We have pick ups at my school, but having a way to be flexible is what worked best for me. For example, I had my ...
Thu, Mar 04, 2021 7:31 PM in Engineering Process
I have a 3D printer in my classroom. I always introduce and apply the engineering process with my students while they use Tinkercad. They always design the traditional bubble wand, but wanted to see if anyone here has any fresh ideas. I belong to some elementary 3D printing groups on Facebook, but they are not posted on often, and I rarely get replies. Any help or advice w...
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Sat, Mar 13, 2021 8:43 PM So Helpful!
I went into this topic knowing very little and came out feeling so much more confident in learning about the flow of matter and energy. The chapters were well written and it flowed. I was able to reinforce my learning by using the interactive pieces. These gave me a deeper understanding. Throughout the eBook, I took notes. This helped me to remember the material in detail so that I could feel successful during the mini quizzes throughout. I was thankful for those mini quizzes because I think it prepared me for the test at the end. I am excited for all of the resources to use in the classroom as well.
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