Marianne Cane

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Recent Posts by Marianne

Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:14 AM in 2nd Grade Lesson
I see many student teachers looking for activities to teach. My advice is to look closely at the science standards and think about the content. There are many ideas about ways to teach the content, but it is very important to begin with really knowing what the children need to understand at their grade level. You may surprise yourself with creative ideas for experiences for them to encounter the p...

Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:05 AM in Weather and Elementary
I use a chant with movement to define weather. Sunshine (shade eyes) wind (wave fingers in an S-shape in front of face), snow or rain (point with one finger on each hand, like counting), temperature (we touch our ear, like the school nurse using an ear thermometer) in a certain place (point at the ground( and time (point at wrist). That defines weather and was a review at the start of lessons on ...

Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:11 AM in Gardening at school with young children
Worms are great animals for giving children the opportunity to learn gentleness with unfamiliar animals. I've learned that children must carefully rinse all soap from their hands to avoid hurting the worm's sensitive skin. Children should wash with soap and water after handling any animal.