Molly Lembezeder

I am a senior, elementary education major with minors in Literacy and coaching. I plan to student teach in the fall of 2018. I would love to end up teaching in kindergarten or first grade. At UNI I am also a member of the Women's swim team, as well as involved in Dance Marathon, FCA, and the Salvation Army. I love being around kids and giving back when I can, but I also like my down time with a hot cup of coffee or tea, a good book, and the occasional Netflix series. Other things I like are basically all sports, but especially watching baseball (go Brewers!), superhero movies, and word puzzles or games.

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Recent Posts by Molly

Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:40 AM in How do you take science home?
I love some of the ideas I'm reading in the comments on here -- especially any of the ones involving making observations. Anybody can take a journal home, make some observations on a daily basis, draw some pictures, and keep a log. What a great way to practice science habits without taking up class time, and it could lead to great discussion back at school the next day.

Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:07 PM in Classroom Management
I recommend treating science experiment time the same as any other time as far as management strategies go, but remember it's going to get loud and look crazy to an outsider at times! Noise and movement can still mean there is good learning going on. I always try to keep a close eye (and ear) on things to make sure the noise is productive talk, not just yelling or nonsense.

Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 PM in Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Definitely start integrating science into everything else you do! That could mean a weather conversation during your morning meeting, reading a science content filled story during your read aloud time, having them write about a science topic, etc. Any time you can double up subjects, definitely take advantage of those opportunities!