Alyssa Baum

Hello! My name is Alyssa Baum and I am a senior at Wright State University pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I am very excited to have my own classroom some day and enrich the lives of the children around me! I have a particular interest in special education and hope to one day go to grad school to learn more about it. In my free time, I like to cook, craft, hang out with friends, and organize!


Wright State University

Recent Posts by Alyssa

Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:30 PM in Science and Literacy
I also love incorporating literature into the science curriculum! Anytime there is an option to integrate multiple subjects, I am all about it! I'm going to list a couple of books that I have seen used/have used myself and what they were used to teach. Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss - states of matter Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone - seasons (particularly autumn) Diary o...

Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:16 PM in oobleck
Although someone already answered your, "What is oobleck?" question, there are a lot of fun things you can do with it. Cross-curriculum activities in ECE are crucial and oobleck is a great place to start! Dr. Seuss has a book called Bartholomew and the Oobleck . Reading that book to students would be a great way to introduce the creation of oobleck into your classroom. The book could be used as a...

Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:51 AM in Kindergarten activities
I am currently a preservice teachers and at one of the elementary schools, where I have class, the kindergarteners are actively involved with the schools living garden. Every Friday, the class goes out and makes observations about what the changes they see in the garden. In a couple of weeks, the students will be creating radish buddies. These are essentially radish seeds pushed into a wet cotton ...

Recent Reviews by Alyssa

Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:50 PM
5 Love verbal assessments!
The journal article brought up the important idea that assessing all children the same way does not always accurately describe their knowledge. The article was on a 6 day lesson on sound waves and it is one that seems very realistic for the classroom. It gave students the opportunity to create, draw, and verbally explain concepts, which is a wonderful way to go about assessment - especially for ELLs. I enjoyed how the lessons incorporated music and literature. Cross curriculum lessons are extremely valuable. I plan on using this type of lesson in my future classroom!

Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:01 PM
4 Art & Science Combined!
I really enjoyed reading this journal because it addressed the need to incorporate art in other school subjects. The project on circuits in this article allowed the students to not only learn about the scientific principle, it also allowed them to express themselves as people. I enjoyed learning about STEAM and hope to see more about schools that incorporate more cross-curriculum material with the arts. The idea of having a local artist come in to talk about these concepts was a really nice aspect of this lesson, as well!

Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:56 AM
4 Extremely Helpful
I found this article to be very helpful in the planning of a lesson on rock properties for third graders. It really gave some great ideas for introducing rocks into the classroom, as well as what properties apply to rocks and which are not as helpful for classification. This journal is definitely an informative read if you are looking into teaching about rock properties!

Recent Public Collections by Alyssa

Cross Curriculum Materials

2 Resources

Journal articles which incorporate a second subject, beyond science, to help dive deeper into both areas.

Assessing the Unseen
Type: Journal Article

Luminous Lighting
Type: Journal Article

Rock/Mineral Lessons & Resources

5 Resources

Materials gathered together to prepare a lesson on rock properties for 3rd grade students

BASE Group 1 Lesson Plan - Rock Classification.docx
Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource