Michelle Tensing

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Recent Posts by Michelle

Tue May 01, 2018 5:00 PM in Montessori and Science
Hi everyone, I am a Montessori teacher and I was wondering if anyone has some good ideas for some preschool and Kindergarten science experiements or lessons.  We have done a few this year, but I always feel like this is the area most lacking in my classroom.   Thanks! 

Tue May 01, 2018 4:57 PM in Hands on Learning
Hi Anita, I love to have the students garden.  We have also done some pretty cool science experiments this year.  I teach preschool and kindergarten so some of my ideas might be a little young for your students, but we often have things out on the shelf like magnetic vs. non magnetic, having the children test weather something sinks or floats.  With these activities I always introduce the idea...

Tue May 01, 2018 4:49 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Hi Peggy! I love gardening with my students.  It is a great way to help them develop a love for our Earth! I must admit I do not have the best green thumb but have always found it hard to start a garden in the spring because once things begin to grow, its summer already! I think if you can, the sooner the better.   That way the students really get to be involved in the entire process!