Melissa Hersted

I am a third grade teacher of 12 years.

Recent Posts by Melissa

Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:08 PM in Looking for a Science Curriculum
My school district is looking to adopt a science curriculum that adheres to the NGSS that also has ELA standards and activities embedded into the curriculum. Does anyone know of anything that we should be looking into to pilot? Thank you for any help you can give!!

Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:04 PM in 1st year teachers and parents
I think that while some parents may be apprehensive because you don't have the experience, some will also be excited because you are in the know with the latest education trends. If you open the doors for communication with the parents by sending home a newsletter telling what's happening in the classroom, making phone calls for good news as well as when there is an issue, and asking parents to c...

Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:50 PM in Enriching my students science learning
I am a third grade teacher looking to refresh my lessons. I would love to hear from anyone who has resources, ideas, and lessons so that I can update what I have been doing over the last 12 years. I cover the following topics in the school year: ecosystems and animal adaptations, sun, moon, and earth, chemistry, and sound.