Florence Laubenthal

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at Sanchez ES in Austin, TX. I plan my year by first thinking of the science opportunities that I want my young children to experience.

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TX

Affiliation

Austin ISD

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Recent Posts by Florence

Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:02 PM in Gardening at school with young children
How about starting a smaller container garden this fall to get them interested and then in the spring they might want to plant more seeds and/or plants, especially spring flowers and veggies they can eat. I always like to plant Violas (also called Johnny-Jump-Ups) in the fall/winter garden, as they grow all winter. The flowers can be picked and added to a spring salad. My students loved these pr...

Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:02 PM in Gardening at school with young children
How about starting a smaller container garden this fall to get them interested and then in the spring they might want to plant more seeds and/or plants, especially spring flowers and veggies they can eat. I always like to plant Violas (also called Johnny-Jump-Ups) in the fall/winter garden, as they grow all winter. The flowers can be picked and added to a spring salad. My students loved these pr...

Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:56 AM in Project-based Learning: Earth's Changing Surface
I don't know if this will help you, but last year in my PK classroom I introduced rocks, fossils, and soils by first going on a teacher-lead fossil hunt. It truly transformed my classroom. If you go to my classroom blog and work your way through the posts that follow the introductory post you will see how it played out in my classroom...3 weeks of intense, inquiry-based learning opportunities. (...