Hi there! I am a 3rd year elementary education major at Wartburg College with endorsements in reading and language arts. I graduated from Davenport Central High School in 2020, and will be graduating from Wartburg College in 2024
This is a collection of helpful resources for my future classroom.
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Sat, Nov 05, 2022 12:44 AM in Balancing school and work
Hi there Lizbeth, I completely understand how you are feeling right now. I have found that staying organized is a great way to find a sense of comfort and stability. My strategy is to always have a document open on my computer where I have color coded all of my classes, clubs, and my job. I then add all assignments and commitments I have with the time they are due. Another strategy I have had to ...
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Sat, Nov 05, 2022 12:24 AM in Stem Assessments
Hey Karina, I am a third year student also from Wartburg College. I think you've chosen a very intersting topic here. Assessments are definitely very important to try to incorporate into you lessons as they help you gain a knowledge base for your students and help you understand what may need to be retaught or what they have a solid grasp on. Formative/informal assessments are probably the ea...
Sat, Oct 08, 2022 12:50 AM in Egg Drop Activity
Hi there! Implementing physics concepts into lessons allows for so many fun possibilities. You will most likely want to have a primary focus on Newtons Laws of Motion (at least with beginners), but as your students begin to learn more and more properties of physics you can branch out into terms such as kinetic and potential energy, gravity, work, force, motion, etc. With that being said, physics ...
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Sat, Dec 03, 2022 12:41 AM Watermelon and Grape
This chapter presents a fun and engaging assessment in which students are asked to predict if both a grape and a watermelon will either float or sink. The main goal of this assessment is to see if students will correlate an item's size with its ability to float. This is a great way to introduce the beginning concepts of density and mass to young students in an engaging and hands-on way. This activity could easily be expanded upon with other items, and would create a fun lesson where students would be able to use their base knowledge to make predictions on what will float and what will sink.
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