I am a senior at Wright State University and I am also working in a second grade classroom for the next year. I am super excited for everything I'm going to learn this year and can't wait for my future as an educator!
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 6:04 PM in Talking Trash
The title of this article is honestly what caught my attention and drew me to want to read it. I didn't really know what I was going to read, but figured it had something to do with reducing waste and maybe recycling. I thought the idea of teaching younger students how they can impact the environment was a good idea and also teach them ways that they can reduce their waste in their lives. I f...
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Sun, Sep 05, 2021 9:47 PM in Community discussion about the coronavirus
I see that the original post is from about a year ago, and I am wondering how everyone is handling the learning process with Covid still being present? In my classroom I've noticed that most, if not all, of my 2nd grade students are functioning at a kindergarten level. They haven't experienced a real classroom environment in almost a year and a half. This has set my students bac...
Sat, Aug 28, 2021 5:54 PM in Using Disney+ and Netflix to teach science
I think that this could be a great idea! There are lots of greats shows on National Geographic on Disney+ that could really engage the students, as long as it's age approproate. I think kids would enjoy seeing real life animals instead of cartoons or just having to read about it, and it would definitely keep their interest. They could even benefit from watching something like The Ma...
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Sun, Oct 31, 2021 8:24 PM Different Types of PD
I thought this article was really insightful and contained lots of good information! Throughout the article, there was a break down of the 3 different types of professional development that has been offered to teachers. It also contained pros and cons for these PD's. I feel that this article could be suited for administrators so they can make professional development meaningful to the teachers in their school districts.
Mon, Sep 27, 2021 10:45 AM Do-Talk-Do
In this article the students were able to explore the concepts of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation through a do-talk-do approach. They were introduced to the water cycle and were able to explore and observe the different parts of the water cycle, which was interactive and engaging. During their talk time they are able to explain their observations and explain what they learned about through their 'do' experiences. This was engaging for students and also gave them great information.
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 5:57 PM Similarities and Connections
This article captures the relationship of three important insects to plants. Students learn about each species and then discuss how each species undergoes that same transformation from egg to adult. This articles helps to foster the understanding of each species and how they co-depend on one another.
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