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Sun, Sep 04, 2022 7:22 AM in Science Homework for Kindergarten
What is the goal of giving homework? Is it to tie families into the explorations that children are doing with you in class? Will all families be able to support their children in doing homework?
Instead of calling it homework, you might send home notes to families about the activities at school and the questions children have raised. Offer online or local resources they might be able to access...
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Sat, Feb 05, 2022 6:11 PM in Moon Phases
I agree with Matt that "crafts" are not usually good models of the phases of the Moon. Use an online calendar to determine when your students can see the Moon during the day at school. And have children go outside and make direct observations over several days. https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/usa/peoria Is one site where you can insert your location and see the moon's...
Tue, Nov 23, 2021 6:32 AM in Science supplies
Accumulating sets of materials over time is a good approach to gathering science materials. That way you don't end up with boxes of materials that don't meet your students' needs even though they looked so useful in another classroom or a catalogue. But pipettes/droppers and magnifiers are "must-have" science tools!
There are many, many cute ideas on Pinterest-...
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Tue, Apr 06, 2021 10:25 AM Must read...and talk!
Read this column to learn strategies for incorporating more thinking through talk into your science teaching.
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