Alexsandra Batard

Hola! My ambition is teaching Kindergarten or first grade science while incorporating a lot of art! Previously pursuing nursing, I have gained a tremendous interest in science as a whole, but mostly intrigued by human anatomy & sports nutrition. I'm an ambitious woman & athlete that is socially well grounded thanks to my traveling experiences. I love traveling, being in the serene outdoors, & when free from the chaos, also time spent with family & friends, as well as my two creatures; Chihuahuas. "A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die..." -CHARLES DARWIN, On the Origin of Species (1859)

Recent Posts by Alexsandra

Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:41 AM in Science Notebooks
Many know that regardless of the age, individuals tend to rely on some form of anecdotal recording in order to understand and recall it in the future.  An example is college students writing notes on sheets of paper or index cards, versus scientists through numerical and symbolic representation on computers.  Science notebooks are nearly a handy tool that students can easily use for their learning...

Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:24 AM in Concept maps
Making concept maps with little ones can be feasible when simplicity is applied.  Students could write down bullets under the different categories or descriptions that they represent using pictures. Each fact could be several words and written in different colors.  Through these strategies, students tend to pay more attention to what they are doing as well enable them to recall the product, inform...

Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:16 AM in The Role Of Museums, Zoos, and locations outside of school
I question why this must be and if it varies by the age of an individual.  I, as a previous Pre-K teacher, always went above and beyond in teaching and sharing with them new and intriguing topics that they had never heard of or imagined to exist.  I made these efforts to help them grow and develop a mind that is curious and eager to learn, while also being able to think outside the box.  Therefore...