Sonia Ramirez

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Recent Posts by Sonia

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:48 PM in Avoiding Misconceptions in Science Education
Well said about the misconceptions. I've only taught 5th grade science for one year and it's amazing the misconceptions the students have. Lastly, I love using anchor charts in my classroom. My ELLs are always looking for them for reassurance. It is important to use them as a teaching tool and not just decorations. When I believe they have the concept, I take them off and new ones take their pl...

Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:19 AM in How to fit science in your schedule
I have taught 3rd and 5th grades. You can teach science everyday by allotting a specific amount of time to each subject and sticking with those specific times every day. In 3rd grade, we had 45 minutes a day to teach science and in 5th grade we have 60 minutes to teach science. In 5th grade I was self contained so I allotted 60 min. for science, 30 min for social studies, 90 min for math, and 1...





Recent Reviews by Sonia


Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:20 PM
5 Quick Writes
This article emphasizes the importance for students to write in science. I like how she the author explains that we should not assume that the students know or have any prior knowledge about the topic we are teaching. She assess what they know by a quick write at the beginning of the lesson. They write down their thinking in their science journal throughout the experiment or understanding topic being taught.


Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:20 PM
5 Quick Writes
This article emphasizes the importance for students to write in science. I like how she the author explains that we should not assume that the students know or have any prior knowledge about the topic we are teaching. She assess what they know by a quick write at the beginning of the lesson. They write down their thinking in their science journal throughout the experiment or understanding topic being taught.


Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:55 PM
4 Plate Techtonics
The SciPack has a lot of good and interesting facts. The layout is very user friendly.