Kathryn Cleary

I am a preschool teacher at SRSRC. I enjoy my job and students thoroughly, but ideally I'd like to someday teach the intermediate elementary grades.

Location

CA

Affiliation

Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club

Recent Posts by Kathryn

Thu May 08, 2014 6:24 PM in reward system?
I find this topic very interesting because there are so many alternatives now a days to the traditional reward system of stickers, candy, and prize boxes. I don't think these methods teach children positive behavior. Kids now a days have outsmarted these systems and in most cases only exhibit the behaviors we want to get the reward. I like the idea of giving table points as a reward for table grou...

Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:11 PM in Time Management
I may not have as much knowledge about this topic being that I am a pre-student teacher, but as far as lessons ending too early you can try looking for or researching "sponge activities". These are academically driven activities that soak up extra time you have after a lesson ends early. You don't want your kids to just sit there waiting for recess/lunch when that time could be better spent review...

Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:04 PM in Relationships with students
As a pre-student teacher getting a first taste of interactions with students in an academic setting, I can really relate to how you are feeling right now. I didn't begin to develop my background with children until a couple of years ago. I currently work as a preschool teacher and work part-time hours in an after school program so I have vast exposure to a wide range of children. It took me a whil...





Recent Public Collections by Kathryn


Teaching gravity

6 Resources

These resources will allow me to teach about the gravitational force acting on all objects and assess student understanding on gravity. The first resource is related to teaching gravity because it will help to uncover misconceptions related to how gravity affects stationary objects. The second resource is related to teaching gravity because it will help to understand how gravity acts in space. The third resource is related to teaching gravity because it shows how students can measure the forces (gravity being one of them) around them. The fourth resource is related to teaching gravity because the book has gravity references in a real world application. The fifth resource is related to teaching gravity because it will help to uncover students misconceptions about the forces (gravity being one of them) they believe exist around them. The sixth resource is related to teaching gravity because it contains activities to go along with books that will help to make gravity a more concrete c



Podcast: Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry: Teaching Gravity Using I Fall Down by Vicki Cobb
Type: Podcast
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May the Force Be With You!
Type: Journal Article
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