Jamie Becker

I am a junior studying elementary education at the University of Northern Iowa with a literacy minor and science endorsement. I am from Cedar Falls, IA. I really enjoy running, reading, and spending time with friends and family, including my dog, Zoey.




University of Northern Iowa

Recent Posts by Jamie

Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:05 PM in States of Matter activities
Hi Amy! I am a pre-service teacher studying at the University of Northern Iowa about to begin my final year! I was able to teach a whole unit on the states of matter. In the first lesson I used gloves filled with various states of matter to engage the students (you would have to be careful with latex). One glove had ice frozen inside of it, one had water, and the other had air. The students were g...

Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:11 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Wow! What a wonderful idea!! I love the idea of gardening with students, and it is a dream of mine to complete as soon as I start my teaching career. As a preservice teacher, we have been learning how important inquiry is in the classroom. By giving the students the chance to learn how to garden, you will be giving the students a chance to explore nature and learn more about the world around them....

Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:18 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
These are all great resources! I love the idea of play allowing children to thrive in school. I've worked with 2nd grade students who were struggling in the core subject areas such as math and reading but when I put a set of STEM ramps and blocks in front of them, they felt the freedom to try new things and to spend time creating. I watched as they stacked their blocks and set up ramps that no one...