Victoria Krauss

I am a Elementary Education student at UMBC. When I am not working on classwork, I am often reading or working on a project.



Recent Posts by Victoria

Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 AM in Human Impact on Earth's Spheres 5th grade
Hey Tracey, 5th grade can be kind of tricky to keep on track. That is a really tough time to keep the kids engaged, I wish you luck with that! Maybe getting an idea of what the students like to know about their community will help? IF they are in the city, or a more urban environment in general, they might be more interested in learning how the cities impact earth's spheres, and if they are ...

Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:55 AM in How to get your students engaged
I also agree with what Ruth posted. Keeping the activities in the kids interest is going to be a crucial step to keeping them engaged in class. If you have the ability to, try to get a sense of what they want to do. Maybe start out in the beginning of a unit with a what do we want to learn chart. This would give the students a chance to know what everyone else wants to learn, and you can always c...

Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:17 PM in Classroom Management and Stem
Hi Anna! Thank you so much for linking that article. I never really thought about having STEM kits in my room! This seems like a great idea for keeping students engaged in science, especially if you include things that they would be interested in learning about! Maybe even taking a few ideas at the begining of the year, and updating the kits as the year goes on might be a good idea. Hands on ex...

Recent Reviews by Victoria

Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:09 PM
5 Excellent Resource Guide
This article is great for teachers who dont have the money to go out and buy the top of the line gadgets, or even for teachers who want to reuse as many materials as possible. I highly recommend using resources you can have readily available, and know that recycling is a great way to lessen our impact as well as get materials you can use in the classroom. This gives a guide for how to look for recyclable materials as well as tips on what you can make with those materials. Im going to be looking for these programs to use with my students.

Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:43 AM
5 Excellent Watershed Lesson
This journal article explained a watershed lesson thoroughly as well as walked the reader through the activity as if they were the one teaching it. It had all of the concepts laid out, with each of the lesson components interwoven with the material needed and the lesson that the teacher wanted the students to learn. It included artwork from the classroom, as well as the standards that were used in this lesson. It is an easy read, with everything fully explained and lesson plans offered. This is a great resource for someone teaching about watersheds, what they are, who lives there, and human impact on watersheds. This article left very little to the imagination, and reads as easily as a extended lesson plan.

Recent Public Collections by Victoria

Wind and Water Currents

20 Resources

Wind and Water Currents resources for my 10 day block plan

EPA Water Usage
Type: User uploaded resource

Convection Climate K-12
Type: User uploaded resource


6 Resources

A collection of space themed articles and scipacks

A Week with the Stars
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Seeing Stars
Type: Journal Article

Urban Habitat Project Ideas

8 Resources

A collection of ideas for my 10 day lesson plan

Nature in the City: Outdoor projects for urban schools
Type: Journal Article

Box Up Your Habitat
Type: Journal Article