Hello, my name is Kellie and I am a student at University of Maryland Baltimore County. I am studying psychology and Elementary education. My goal is to be either a first or second grade teacher! I am looking to expand my knowledge of elementary education practices and also get more insight to the world of the elementary science classroom.
Here are three wonderful resources to get the ball rolling on Elementary atmospheric activities!
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EDUC421 2 Week Unit Plan Covering Honey Bees
This collection contains resources that I am finding beneficial to my two week lesson plan on honey bees for second grade students.
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Sun, Nov 17, 2019 10:29 PM in Field Trips
Field trips can be a great way to engage students and get them excited about science! Does anyone have any recommendations to some places that are a must see trip for the science classroom? Having ideas in advance would be great for lesson planning and block unit planning. I live on the East coast and near a city, so there is plenty of opportunity for us to go somewhere great! Thanks for any and ...
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Sun, Nov 10, 2019 10:29 PM in Children's Literature
Hey Nancy! A great way to combine literature and science is to choose readings that are related to your science unit. As an examle, let's say you're teaching a unit on space. You could choose a nonfiction reading, and a fiction reading that centers around space for your English lesson of the day. You can still do exercises that you would usually do in a reading lesson (i.e. finding main c...
Sun, Nov 03, 2019 9:53 PM in Disruptive Students
The spot that you are in with this particular student is difficult. I understand that you are in a tough place because you do not want to hurt her feelings, however you have to have control of your classroom. Something that you could perhaps try, is having a classroom rule where students are only allowed to share during a lesson when their hand is raised. This way it is ap...
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Thu, Dec 05, 2019 12:09 PM Great ideas to form a lesson!
This article is extremely helpful for building a unit for young students! The target of this unit is for students to understand the importance of bees in the ecosystem, why they need to be preserved, and the general biology and life cycle of the bee. The article is broken up into sections that describe what the students did each day for the unit. The unit follows a sequential order of information that starts off basic and gets more and more complex. This is a form of scaffolding and allows children to build off of their knowledge and inquiry. This article is also very helpful for educators because it includes a lot of information about bees in it. This is a great source for collecting factual information to guide your lessons.
Thu, Dec 05, 2019 12:01 PM Great article for creating a long lasting lesson plan!
This article does a wonderful job of demonstrating how a science unit can run the course of a whole year! A lot of times we tend to think that science units should be two weeks at the most, however some of the most effective and memorable lessons last much longer. Of course, there is no need to extend a lesson to a whole school year if it does not fit into that type of plan, but this topic fit perfectly into a long term project. I thought it was very effective to study bees throughout the year because the students were able to see how the bees develop and change throughout the year and seasons. The lessons included hands on experiences and observations which gives the children memorable experiences and an opportunity to apply themselves. Another great piece is the discussion about multiple forms of assessment throughout the year. Assessment should be diverse and consistent, and I think that this article did a good job of addressing this. Great read!
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