Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I was very excited when I saw that I was to compose a unit plan on Seymour Simon. I have always loved reading his books on science topics. I remember in elementary school my teachers reading books by him and I would love to check them out from the school library.
Each and every one of his books has wonderful facts about various topics in science and wildlife. They are great resources to keep handy in the classroom during science lessons. I think there are many of his books that would be great attention getters for new materials, or even to base an entire lesson around one of the many books he has written. The aftermath of reading one of his books is to find beauty in nature and to love and respect the Earth we live on.
Fourth grade students will love the books by Seymour Simon and will learn a lot by reading them. Some of his most popular books include Earth: Our Planet In Space, The Human Body, Wildfires, The Moon, and Animals Everybody Loves.
Seymour Simon is a very talented author and I was very glad I had him to be able to read more about his life and the books he has written.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
- Make sure you have access to multiple copies of most of the author's works.
- Read and discuss the author's works well in advance of the virtual visit.
- Collect questions for the author ahead of time.
- Discuss netiquette and discussion procedures with the students.
- Check and double check that all equipment and necessary software is working.
- Use a projector to broadcast the computer screen or webcam so all students can see the communication.
- If connecting via e-mail, bulletin board, or virtual chat, be sure students read all posts before asking follow-up questions.
- Monitor the time and allow students to ask impromptu questions if there is enough time.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I work at ECS pre-school as a substitute or teacher aide during the morning and after the main school students are out of school, I am the lead teacher for the K-4 and Kindergarten group. I absolutely love working with my kids! The inspire me and bring joy to me on a daily basis!
I love love love my family! They have done so much for me and I could never thank them enough! My parents now live 2 hours away from me, and it's tough sometimes because I am very close to them. I also have a younger brother, Justin, who is 17 and is going to be a senior next year. I love my grandparents and my great-grandma is my world! I love them all to pieces. My mom teaches 1st grade at a public school in Lakeland and has been teaching for 20 years. My dad is an RN and a ER manager in Lake Wales, FL.
I loved to read as a child!! I started reading chapter books when I was in the second grade. I remember I loved reading The Baby-Sitters Club series books. My parents would read to me every night, and I have them to thank for my love of reading today.
When I was a Middle-schooler...
My best friends and I loved books written by Lurlene McDaniel. We would take turns buying them and reading them. My favorite was called Angel of Hope.
When I was a High-schooler...
I still loved to read in high school whenever I got the chance. Nicholas Sparks was and still is my favorite author and I look forward to reading every book he comes out with! My favorites are The Notebook, A Walk To Remember, and The Rescue.