Virginia Harris

I live in a small town of about 3000 in Mississippi. I teach 5th and 6th grade science and on occasion math. I love every aspect of science. I have been teaching 24 1/2 years. I am almost ready to retire. I have two daughters ages 32 and 24. The youngest is studying to be a Biochemist and aspires to work for the CDC. The oldest is a computer tech and is planning to teach in Houston this fall.

Location

MS

Affiliation

Jefferson County School District

Recent Posts by Virginia

Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:57 PM in The 5E's
In our district we use the I, We, You lesson plan format. The first part is the Bell Ringer or hook. To me that is the first "E" engage. Then I do the introduction which most of the time incorporates explaining the bell ringer. That would be the second "E" elaborate. Now the explore and explain would be in the "You do part" when the students are learning. Then the last part is the evaluate. This w...

Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:27 PM in Use the textbook a lot?
I teach 5th grade science and we hardly ever use the textbook. I use power points, podcast, and lots of interactive resources. The textbook is for some vocabulary and some times I will use the chapter test as weekly assessments. I think I would use the textbook more if it were up to date but as of now we are using the same textbook my daughter used when she was 5th grade, guess what, she is in her...

Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:30 PM in Science Notebook
I have never used interactive notebooks but would love to. I need ideas on how to set them up if you could send me some info on set-up I would appreciate it. I can barely get them to keep-up with a vocabulary journal. When I check their journal they have every other teachers work in them.





Recent Public Collections by Virginia


Inquiry

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Science 101: What writing represents what scientists actually do?
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Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning
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Physical Science

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Science 101: Do balances and scales determine an object’s mass or its weight?
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A Laboratory of Words
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Stars

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We do a planetarium at my school and this information will help to make it better and keep facts organized.



Mercury's MESSENGER
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