Mariah Hollis-Mack

I was born in California and moved to Hawaii almost ten years ago. I am a wife and mother of three amazing girls, one that we just welcomed on August 7th! I enjoy exercise and traveling. I began my teaching in a preschool setting both in California and Hawaii, where I taught the little ones to build a foundation for learning. My passion is teaching, and I look forward to continuing that path after graduating from the College of Education program at UH Manoa.




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Recent Posts by Mariah

Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:32 PM in Ideas for lesson on the 5 senses (hearing!)
The five sense are such an important concept for young children to learn. With this being said, you could incorporate hands on stations for each of the stations. Example: coffee beans for smell, slime or playdough for touch etc. Then you can ask what they noticed about each of the sense. For hearing you could play a song and pause, then have them tell you what they hear in the song.

Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:16 PM in New Teacher for science
Lessons can be narrowed down by the grade. From here you can based the content on the standards for that particular grade. Below is the link for the NGSS website to look into the new Science standards. Good luck!

Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:11 PM in Solar system lessons   You could show students a video like the one above and have a discussion to check for understanding. Also going over the planets and their features for the upper grades would be helpful.

Recent Public Collections by Mariah

Lesson Ideas on Water

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Science 101: What Is a Watershed?
Type: Journal Article

Unpacking the STEM Disciplines
Type: Journal Article