Jeff Torrance

New teacher and I am teaching in a foreign country.

Location

China

Affiliation

Soong Ching Ling School

Recent Posts by Jeff

Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:48 PM in Food Chains
Hi, For a food chain activity I printed out a lot of pictures of animals and plants in a biome (eg Grassland) Grass etc. I would then order them in the room on a wall from the sun at the bottom sending energy to the plants. Then I would figure out all the animals that eat the plants an put them in the next layer. then the things that eat them and so on till I get to the apex predators. I change...

Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:16 AM in Science in the Elementary Classroom
What is it you are writing about? If it’s suffixes and junk then you can present them with a text about life cycles or whatever. Put your science/humanities texts into the writing and math. Have to write a narrative? Write a story about a Roman slave. Have to write a recount? What about the recounts from ww1 soldiers while examining the texts for reputability. Report writing lends itself to an...

Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:04 PM in Third Grade Science Mini Lesson
Hi, In my class we do a forces and motion unit that is based on the premise that the students take on the role of recovery experts from the museum and they have to recover a meteorite from a very remote location. - parachute in: Air resistance, impact and inertia dampening. Build a parachute that gets sensitive equipment into the site safely. - Lever the rock out of the hole. how do lever...