"I thought transcribing the Kinders journals was tough! Wow, that letter was something. All those swirls and half formed letters made it very difficult. Even after transcribing the letter, setting it down and going back to it there were some words…"
"I have taken different types of learning style quizzes every year over the last 6 due to being a mentor. The first time we meet each other is in a group setting and we take the quiz to make sure we know how the mentee/mentor is approaching things. …"
"With teaching primary grades I spend much of my time explaining what Data Analysis is and what steps are involved to successfully gather information. I explain that the two main steps are:
1. Gathering data (or facts) on a particular subject. 2.…"
My biggest benefit to being a talker and into all aspects is the ability to be able to relate to the kindergarteners I teach. The subjects they are interested in are all over the board. With my learning interests and learning ways I am also all…
"Wow! Are we allowed to laugh at ourselves? I have "found out" that I learn best through talking. I am pretty sure anyone who knows me will be momentarily shocked by this news. Okay, I remember teacher comments on report cards that say I talk a…"
"Picking only one exhibit is proving difficult. I like both Archival Research Catalog and Docs Teach. Both have great photos and graphics that can be used easily with Kindergarteners. There are many pictures showing families and communities, which…"
"When a student is researching a topic it helps if they understand why they need to know about the subject. Whenever possible picking their own topic also helps.
Teaching kindergarten has me just touching on research. One of the things I like to…"
"From that age perspective, I think it's fun to show kids how adults weren't always adults. Unlike Athena, we did not spring forth fully grown and ready to take on the world. All adults tell the "When I was a kid..." stories, but it's so fun to watch…"
This was a great lesson! My class loved it. We have been discussing families and looked at some different family trees and family pictures. We titled our poster as "Families Across the Years". My class came to the conclusion that no matter how a…
"This was a different experience for me. I enjoy researching, but often find while I start on one topic what gets brought up has noting to do with what I meant to find. I often find good stuff that I can use, but of a totally different topic. My…"
"Unbelievable how much there is to choose from! I went into the lessons wondering how I could bring them into my classroom. My students know I am taking classes and love to see what my homework is and help me with it.
"It looks like we have Alaska well covered by our class. I live in Anchorage and have for over 30 years. Love the city, love the state. Have played around with the idea of moving but always find a reason to stay."