Lauren Caldwell

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Recent Posts by Lauren

Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:04 AM in Chemistry in Early Childhood Education
Hi Payton, I'm also an aspiring elemetary education teacher and I recently had a speaker come to my class and we did activities for young children that are fun but also science related. Something that I did that involved chemistry was making my own playdough! I had to measure out the flour mixture, water, and oil to make it and then cook it on a griddle however long I thought I needed to. Baki...

Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:49 PM in Preservice Teacher - Incorporating Science to Other Subjects
Hi Lauren! I am a preservice teacher at the University of Northern Iowa! Science is pretty easy to incorportate with history. While I haven't taught a lesson on this to students, I have made a few lesson plans integrating science and social studies. This can be done by talking about fossils or older artifacts and then discussing the culture of the time the artifacts are from and discussing how f...

Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:36 AM in Assigning Homework
In my field experience placements, I have noticed that a majority of the homework assignments are things that the students did not have time to finish in class. I really like the idea of reading logs. Requiring students to read at least 15 or 20 minutes a night can do wonders for their comprehension and fluency. This is a homework assignment that isn't just busy work for the students. I also thin...