I am a student at the University of Houston. I am currently student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom at Cy-Fair school district.
Tue, Apr 10, 2018 11:18 PM in Amount of time for science in the classroom
I agree strongly with you when you say integration is key! I am student teaching in Kindergarten and we do not have Science on our lesson plans for the day but my teacher makes sure to incorporate it somehow during the week. For example, for shared reading throughout the week she chooses books that have to do with some science concept. This week we are learning about the plant cycle and although o...
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Tue, Apr 10, 2018 11:04 PM in How to encourage inquiry based learning
Thank you so much for posting this! I think it definitely cleared up some questions I had on inquiry. I have only done one science lesson so far because I just started student teaching but I definitely understand how difficult it can be to include inquiry without having frustrated students and sometimes me worrying that they are not understanding so I feel like I am not doing a good job. Because I...
Mon, Apr 09, 2018 7:12 PM in Class Size
I think that it is very important to get to know the students and ask them questions while they work. Since it is not a large class maybe invest a little more time into listening and observing the students. Hearing a student discuss with their partner, even if its a short conversation you can go off what they said and ask probing questions about their comments. This way perhaps they feel more comf...
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