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Recent Posts by Dexter

Thu May 05, 2016 11:51 AM in Your approach to teach about plants?
Plants can be a tough concept to teach kindergarteners especially being that you really can not go deep in the scientific concepts. A good lesson to teach would be how plants obtain their nutrients, the concepts are endless such as talking about photosynthesis and explaining how the sun provides nutrients or you could do an experiment by placing white petal flowers in water that has color dye to ...

Wed May 04, 2016 1:39 PM in reward system?
I think award systems are great for students, especially for Elementary students. For them, it is a reassurance that they are doing the right thing as for the Teacher it is reinforcement for example A student answer a five question concisely right in class. As a treat the Teacher could give the student a sticker or let the student sit in the special seat.

Tue May 03, 2016 8:13 PM in Gardening at school with young children
I think it would be greate idea to start as soon as possible so that students can witness the life cycle of the plants that you and your class plant throughout the school year and to also make hypothesis on how certain plants react to certain climates. Overall it would be a great activity to do with your class and the garden could be used for many lessons throughout the year.