Heather Grimes

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Recent Posts by Heather

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:22 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
From my experience it seems like science gets overlooked quite often. Students love science in elementary when the activities are very "hands- on". I think if we had more instruction where students can participate, they would become more involved. It is also very important to encourage girls in whatever they like. We need to try and stop the stereotypes of girls not liking/not being good in scienc...

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:17 PM in Kindergarten activities
From my experience with student teaching in kindergarten, it is very important to include a lot of hands on activities! They love to be moving and they learn much better when they are able to experience it. For example, we took the class outside to learn about weather patterns/seasons and living/nonliving. When making plans for any lesson I always try to include at least one hands on activity.

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:09 PM in Gardening at school with young children
I love the idea of starting a classroom garden. It makes learning very engaging and enjoyable for the students. It shows the students responsibility as well as learning about the different parts of plants. Another great idea would be to take a field trip to a nursery or garden center.