##### Sherrilyn Sampaia

I am a first year second grade teacher on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. I enjoy art and teaching science.

HI

##### Affiliation

Lihikai Elementary School

#### Recent Posts by Sherrilyn

Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:29 PM in
In Hawaii, living and non-living things are taught in kindergarten. One thing that I remember doing while I was in elementary school and student teaching, is to have the children go outside and collect living and non living things. They could collect rocks, bugs, leaves, twigs etc. and then classify them in the classroom. They could also observe the attributes of living and non living things an...

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:45 PM in Measurement
I found this topic to be interesting. It is a great way to integrate science, math and inquiry. Measurement can be used in every grade level. In my kindergarted student teaching, we had the students use string to measure their bean plants. They then compared thier strings to see which is longer and which is shorter and what happened to the string as the plant grew.

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:45 PM in Measurement
I found this topic to be interesting. It is a great way to integrate science, math and inquiry. Measurement can be used in every grade level. In my kindergarted student teaching, we had the students use string to measure their bean plants. They then compared thier strings to see which is longer and which is shorter and what happened to the string as the plant grew.

#### Recent Reviews by Sherrilyn

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:50 PM
Content Knowledge: Organisms
This SciGuide is organized into three themes: Community, Ecosystems, and Environment. I looked at the Environment theme because the content is about Biomes, the Hawaii Content Standard I will be teaching in my next second grade unit. Although content, inquiry, and assessment are listed as key tools, I found that this SciGuide is heavy on content. This SciGuide is great for the teacher to learn about biomes. This SciGuide also includes some technology learning experiences. There are a lot of photographs of plants, animals, and biomes for students to observe, games (To Plant Or Not To Plant) to play and learn about plants and the biomes they grow in, and videos for students to watch. I personally recommend the National Geographic Explorer for Kids because it is has many videos and photographs about all kinds of interesting animals.