Taylor Ponsonby



Recent Posts by Taylor

Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:09 PM in Life Cycle of Plants!!
Hello Natashia! I am currently student teaching in a fourth grade classroom, where the students have been learning about plant (and animal) life cycles over the past few weeks. At the end of January, the classes planted fast plants, which were kept under continuous light for over 45 days. Students were given a worksheet to go along with the unit, so they could track (draw and measure) their progr...

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 PM in Field Trips
Hello Marsha, That's an awesome question, I think field trips are a great idea, especially in elementary school. One thing to think about though, is the fact that they need to be related to things that the children are learning about. Say teachers are beginning a unit on space, they may want to think about taking a field trip to the planetarium at the museum. I think it's important for students...

Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:22 PM in Getting Parents Involved in Science
Hello Katie, I would have to agree with Pamela, sending home a parent survey is a great idea! I think instead of asking the parents what occupation they have, I would personally survey the parents to find out how much science their children do at home (how much time they spend doing experiments or how interested their students are in science at home). I also think Pamela's idea of keeping a sci...