Wanda McRae-Jones

I am a former STEM teacher, however, I have changed districts and now teach 3rd grade Reading/ELA and Social Studies. I have been teaching for about 13 1/2 years.

Affiliation

W. J. Scott Elementary

Recent Posts by Wanda

Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:11 PM in STEM and Other Topics
Last year I integrated STEM into the 2nd grade curriculum. The 2nd grade students had already learned about the regions of Georgia. I integrated literacy (The Three Little Pigs). Students had to build a house for the 4th little pig (the Three Little Pigs' cousin), and determine which region would be the best region to build the house. Various materials from the class was priced at (STEM Depot)...

Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:09 AM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I think that is a great way to integrate reading into STEM. Last year, my 2nd graders were learning about the five regions of Georgia. So I used a lesson plan from the Busy Librarian regarding the Fourth Little Pig. The problem was the students had to determine the best region for the 4th little pig (cousin to the Three Little Pigs). Students had to explain why they chose the region for their ...