Michelle Abbott

I will be a teacher soon enough. Can't wait to start my journey. I'm more of a small town person and hoping to find something similar to teach in one day.

Recent Posts by Michelle

Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:48 PM in Tips and Tricks
Try and make activities or lessons engaging and hands on. I also noticed (I was in a preschool classroom at this time) that the kids liked learning about science when it was relative to them. So my teacher discussed how they would dress during different seasons and some activities they do for different seasons, rather than the weather is ___ in this season. She made it relative to their personal l...

Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:42 PM in Summer Preschool Teacher
First of all congrats! I was in a Preschool class in one of my previous field experiences and I loved it. One good activity you could do is give them pieces of paper with different articles of clothing printed on it. For example, a winter coat, sun glasses, a swim suit, mittens, rain boots, etc. have them color and cut them out. Also give them a printed out person or character. Show them a cartoo...

Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:35 PM in Weather and Elementary
In my past placement, a preK classroom, the teacher had a piece of paper with different things printed on them such as a winter coat, a swim suit, mittens, umbrella, sun glasses, etc. and the students would color them and cut them out. They would do one season at a time. The teacher would have a person printed out on a full sheet of paper. The kids would watch a short clip about seasons (very car...

Recent Reviews by Michelle

Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:32 PM
5 Developing Observation Skills
This article really focuses in on how children should learn to use and develop their senses. For example, it gives the teacher different ways of asking questions to help children focus on one sense. It also provides different materials that could be used for students to help practice using their senses.

Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:27 PM
5 The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery Learning
This article gives many different tools and activities for young children to explore in their discovery centers. It gives the students the opportunity to explore by using their senses, predicting, measuring, problem solving, etc.

Recent Public Collections by Michelle

The Early Years

12 Resources

The Early Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery Centers
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: The Matter of Melting
Type: Journal Article