Katie Costigan

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Recent Posts by Katie

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:21 PM in Science Notebooks
Hi Sayde- Science notebooks I feel are very valuable in any science classroom. They allow for students to reflect on their ideas. Therefore, are somewhat of a formative assessment for the teacher. One way I have seen teachers use science notebooks is through See Saw, which is an online app that every student can be included in. Each day, this teacher has students post to their science notebook...

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:12 PM in Introducing Science to Pre-k
Hi Corina! Pre-kinder students will be very excited that they are going to be learning science. One effective way to introduce science is to allow the students to just explore for a little bit. They will most likey not have much background knowledge with science, therefore they will have many questions. Allowing them to explore with different materials will result in them being engaged as they...

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:57 PM in How do you keep students engaged in the topic?
Hi Tiffani,  Keeping students engaged can be hard. However, before beginning instruction it is important to get to know each one of your students so that you are able to relate content towards their interests or everyday lives. It is also important that you vary how you are presenting your instruction. Instruction should be switched up between videos, hands on activities, books, etc. Students ...