Jennifer Gaw

Location

TX

Recent Posts by Jennifer

Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:43 PM in Animal Habitats!
Hi Naomi! I am actually having my students create a habitat from a shoe box for my 5E! I am really excited to see what the students come up with. I hope you try it out as well. My students are in third grade. But, I think every elementary grade level could benefit from this mini project. It allows the students to be creative. I am having my table groups work together. Each table group is gettin...

Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:42 PM in Science Field Trips in Houston, Texas
I am currently a pre-service elementary teacher in Houston, Texas. I was wondering if there are any ideas on where I could possibly take my future class to explore science. I have been to the Natural Science Museum a lot. This is a great place for discovering different topics because that particular museum is always changing and bringing new exhibits. For example, there is a butterfly discovery se...

Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 AM in Pre-service Teacher
First thing, definitely get with your mentor teacher and ask what the students are learning the week you are planning on teaching your science lesson. After you have your topic, (depending on what it is), think about how you would make the lesson engaging with the use of modeling, activities, manipulatives, and technology. These are key elements that work wonders in teaching young students. A grea...