Sandra Barnard

I am a student finishing my elementary education degree. It is my goal to work with children in the K-2 grade range.




Purdue University Calumet

Recent Posts by Sandra

Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:00 PM in Classroom Management
I'm a student teacher and I am at a school that currently uses CHAMPS. This is a very specific way of getting your students focused and understanding what your expectations are. C is for conversation level, H is how they should ask for help, A is for activity, M is for movement, P is for participation, and S is for success! Here is a link for a more in depth explanation. http://www.dailyteachin...

Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:54 PM in Fun, affordable ideas for Family Science Night
I think that is a great idea. I am a finishing my teaching degree and the school I'm at is planning a family STEM night. I think its a great way for parents to get involved and see what their children are learning.

Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:48 PM in What Children's Books Do You Use in Science Istruction?
[size=3][font=Arial]I used “Natural and Man-made” (My World of Science Series) by Angela Royston in a lesson about natural and man-made materials. It had great examples and pictures for my first grade class. I also used “The Robins in Your Backyard” by Nancy Carol Willis when combining these lessons in a STEM lesson. The students learned that a baby robin weighs about a nickel. After constructing ...