Amy Griffin

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Recent Posts by Amy

Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 PM in Kingergarten Tips
Hi Maddie,  I am an early childhood major at UNI and kindergarten is my favorite age to teach! I would try and stay away from the "cute" lessons. These are lessons that are only based on cute things that the children can create. Don't forget to push your students. Many people seem to think that just becuase they're in kindergarten they aren't able to be pushed. You would be amazed at some of t...

Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:43 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Peggy,  I think starting a garden with preschool students is a great idea! I know if I had had that in my younger years I would've loved that! I also think many kids are earger to get some dirt on their hands and this is a great way to allow that! It also gives many opportunities for lessons based on things that they might encounter during their gardening experiences! I would start as soon as ...

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:28 PM in Incorporating STEM in Kindergarten
Hi Sarah,  I am majoring in early childhood education so I am very interested in this topic! When STEM was first introduced to me in class I thought it would be very difficult. I think that there are good ways to incorporate science into the curriculum. For children of this age it's important to help them formulate their thinking. Asking questions is a great way to get the children to dig deep...