Stephanie Dempsey

I will be starting my 7th year of teaching next year. I am turning 30 years old at the end of the month. My favorite subject to teach is Science.




Timy Baranoff Elementary

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Recent Posts by Stephanie

Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:25 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I really like this idea, especially for primary grades.  At the end of the year we do a fractured fairy tale unit and I can definitely see how incorporating STEM could definitely bring a new twist to the unit.  We could pick a specific fairy tale, for example, Cinderella, and, dividing students into groups, create different ways the prince could have saved her with the materials around him, trees,...

Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:51 PM in Interactive Journal
Hi everyone, Thank you for your help. We have students bring spiral notebooks that we use as their journal. I like the idea of tabbing it off. For first graders, would you buy tabs and write the topic for them or have them do it. I'm trying to let go of some of the control but not too much.

Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:50 PM in Free time
I would search for Brain Breaks. We started implementing them in our district this year and they have really been great especially with inside recess. They give you different activities that students can do to relax and refocus on what they are doing. I would just google or pinterest search for Brian Breaks.

Recent Reviews by Stephanie

Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:36 PM
4 Good read
This article really helped me understand the purpose of scientific arguments and how to provide a way to implement it in my classroom.

Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:51 PM
4 Great for Starting Up
This is a great article to use when first working with claims, evidence, and reasoning. It gives you great examples and ideas to use within your classroom.

Recent Public Collections by Stephanie

Science Writing

4 Resources

Articles and lessons about how to integrate writing into primary science.

Mystery Box Writing
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: What writing represents what scientists actually do?
Type: Journal Article

LIfe Sciences SciPacks

13 Resources

Scipacks that focus on Life Sciences

Organisms: Grades K-4
Type: SciGuide

Nutrition: Grades K-4
Type: SciGuide

Professional Learning Community

2 Resources

Articles and journals that explain how to create and maintain professional learning communities.

Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers of Science: Enhancing Professional Culture
Type: Book Chapter

K20 Model: Creating Networks, Professional Learning Communities, and Communities of Practice That Increase Science Learning
Type: Book Chapter