Courtney George

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Recent Posts by Courtney

Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:43 PM in Kindergarten activities
I think the important thing with the younger students is to build a strong foundation and a love for science. I think so many students are afraid or uncomfortable with science because they did not get enough exposure to it in the younger grades. Hands on activities are always a must. Let the students decide what they want to study then go from there. Weather is always a great place to start. I am ...

Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:36 PM in Engagement
Hands on activities and linking content to real life is very good advice! One thing that I have found that helps is to do things that make you as the teacher feel uncomfortable. Leave the lesson in the hands of the students. I am in a preservice program and this semester we have been practicing inquiry based learning with students in all types of different schools. Inquiry based learning was somet...

Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:26 PM in Science Notebooks
I love the idea of keeping a science notebook in an early childhood classroom. I think this is good practice for students to start collecting data and reflecting on that data then making conclusions from that data. I am a preservice teacher and have seen science notebooks in many of the schools that I work in. I believe that for the notebooks to be utilized correctly they must be student centered ...