I am currently in my last year of the Elementary Education program and Purdue University Calumet. I am hoping to return to my hometown (Hobart, IN) to teach. I love kids and teaching has been a passion of mine since 4th grade so I am excited that I am almost to my goal of being a teacher.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 2:55 PM in What Children's Books Do You Use in Science Istruction?
I just used two different books with my 4th grade class to teach them about the forces acting on an airplane, and I learned that they LOVED reading a story to learn about Science. They were confused why I was reading a book in Science at the beginning because they are used to taking notes and doing labs, but once they saw the connection and once I saw how much more they were engaged, it was very e...
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Mon, Nov 30, 2015 2:45 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
I never really thought about girls being less engaged in science until this semester. I am in a 4th grade class teaching science lessons, and we are doing a unit on airplanes and the forces that act on a plane and affect it's motion. I have had a really difficult time getting some of the girls interested, and I have noticed that they boys are very interested in it, they're always answering questio...
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 2:40 PM in 1st year teachers and parents
I will be graduating in May also and hopefully finding a job in August. I have always been concerned about how the parents will treat me as a new teacher and how they will feel about their students being in my class. During student teaching, I plan on being very involved with the parents and getting to know them. I am also planning to ask my host teacher A LOT of questions about communicating with...
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