Kaitlyn Nicholson

Senior at Florida International University studying Elementary Education w/ ESOL. I am a manager at Starbucks and I enjoy writing and reading.

Recent Posts by Kaitlyn

Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 PM in Science Notebooks
Claire, I was interning in a third grade classroom last year and I loved what my teacher did with her students in regards to science notebooks. For each chapter of the science textbook the teacher had the students build their own construction paper notebook. For each major section of the chapter they would create a page in the book with the details they found important. They would also draw pictu...

Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:22 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Peggy, I find that having a school garden is important for students to help them learn about the life cycles of plants and the processes of life, death and growth. I never had the opportunity to have a garden in elementary school and I feel that I would have gained a better understanding of plants at an earlier age. I think you should start the garden right away even if you live in a colder place...

Recent Reviews by Kaitlyn

Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:41 AM
5 Collection Review
I believe that this collection is very well put together. Jackie used a variety of resources from chapters to articles to web seminars.I think that using a variety of different sources is helpful because it allows you to gain multiple understandings of a topic and it appeals to all learning styles. The articles that were chosen where well picked and help lots of information on the topic being discussed. I was actually able to learn a few things from the article on the seasons. I would actually like to use this article in my own classroom.

Recent Public Collections by Kaitlyn

Properties of Matter

7 Resources

This collection will be used as aid in my lesson on the properties of matter for fifth grade science.

Home Connections: Demystifying Mixtures
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

Science Shorts: The Dynamics of Dissolving
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School

Food Chain/Food Web

7 Resources

In this collection I will include reasources that will aid students understanding of the food chain and how it works within ecosystems.

Exploring Animals, Glossopedia Style
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School