Ashtyn Riley

I am a senior studying elementary education with a literacy minor at the University of Northern Iowa! After graduation, I hope to teach second or third grade.



Recent Posts by Ashtyn

Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:47 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
I think A LOT of science concepts can be taught through play! A lot of the experiments done with children, they will think it is playing. Children are so much more engaged in activities like this instead of just sitting in lecturing to young children. Learning through play is even beneficial for older students! One experiment that I did with second graders that they really liked was "Cloud in ...

Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:09 PM in Weather and Elementary
I think one of the best ways to teach students about the weather is to have the students go out and observe the weather themselves. You can have a calendar on the board where you change to show what the weather is every day, and they can have a calendar at their desks where they color a calendar to show the different types of weather. This will allow them to see that there are many different types...

Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:36 PM in Kindergarten activities
I think there are a lot of hands on activities you can do for science with kindergarteners!! When teaching about the different states of matter with my second graders, I did a walk around the school and outside with them looking for the different states of matter. They really enjoyed it because they got to get up and move around. I made it a game with them "Who can find a solid in this room?". T...