My name is Holly and I am currently a Preservice at Wright State University. I love to read and I enjoy being outdoors. Teaching is my passion.
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Mon, Nov 28, 2016 5:54 PM in Unit Plan on Trees
In my placement there is a tree outside of the window that they call their class tree. They go out and observe the tree 4 times a year and discuss how it has changes and what as made it change. They also draw a model of the tree each time so that they can compare how the tree looks in the different seasons. I think this is a good way to revisit previous lessons and ideas.
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Mon, Nov 28, 2016 5:46 PM in Engagement for the lesson
I have found that kids really enjoy hands on activities in lessons rather than traditional paper and pencil. Kids tend to be more engaged when they are doing things up out of their seats. It plays into the different multiple intelligence and gets them working socially with others.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 5:39 PM in Teaching the Seasons
I LOVE the idea of giving the kids a manipulative such as playdoh for them to create their own models. I think having kids create models in science is overlooked when it's such an important skill. I loved that they could show you the difference between rotation and revolution because those things can be hard for a kid to explain orally.
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Addressing Student Diversity and Equity
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 6:37 PM Great!
I think that it's great that NGSS are begging to look at diversity. I think that the diversity of students should be taken into account when thinking about the NGSS because no two stunts are the same. This article makes this remora easy to understand.
Teaching Through Trade Books: Humans and the Earth
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 6:31 PM Love Trade books
I liked this resource because I believe that teaching other disciplines through books is a wildly underrated strategy. Kids learn so much more than just the content of a lesson when a trade book is read to them. They re learning listening and comprehension skills as well as reading skill. Very well written and easy to follow.
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