Taylor Ponsonby

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TX

Recent Posts by Taylor

Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:29 PM in Amount of time for science in the classroom
Hello Miranda, I definitely have noticed the same thing, particularly in the lower grade levels. Last semester, I was a developing teacher in a first grade classroom, and felt as though not enough time was spent with science. It sometimes felt as though too much emphasis was placed on reading, writing and math. When it came time for science, it felt (just like you mentioned) like it was rushed...

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...