Rebecca Leahy

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Recent Posts by Rebecca

Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:46 PM in Student Teaching
Hi Olivia! I'm startig my student teaching next semester but I tend to have a similar problem in my service learning classroom. I'm in a second grade classroom- what grade are you in? One thing that has helped a bit is the teacher making it clear to the students that they should treat me with the same respect as they would her. I don't have much other advice but would like to see what others s...

Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:41 PM in Keeping students attention during a science lesson?
Hello fellow science lovers!  I am a pre-service teacher about to finish up my classes and begin my student teaching (yay!). Recently I had to do a lesson with a group of second graders in my service learning classroom and I did a "Life Cycle of a Plant" activity where we are growing lima beans in plastic bags with wet paper towel and comparing if the rate of growth is faster when the bean is ...

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:39 PM in Teaching Biology to young students
Hello! I am an education student and I will be starting my student teaching in the next year. I plan to teach elementary students and I am very interested in teaching early reading, however, I also LOVE science, particularly Biology. I have considered teaching secondary school to teach science but I've always been more drawn to younger students. I plan on putting lots of science books and posters ...

Recent Reviews by Rebecca

Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:36 PM
5 Great resource
After exploring this collection I feel that it is a great resource to be used if one planned on teaching a unit about animals and their ecosystems. many of the resources include lesson plans (sometimes multiple lesson plans) and it the science object would be helpful in creating a conceptual flow for your unit plan. I also like that many of the resources included outside resources like books or tools that you could use in your classroom to help guide instruction and lessons as well.

Recent Public Collections by Rebecca

Plant life cycle: Growing Lima Beans

6 Resources

My collection of resources for guiding a lesson plan where the students will grow Lima beans and observe their life cycle and factors that affect their growth. Also resources to compare life cycle of plants to that of other animals like butterflies.

Teaching through Trade: Life-Cycle Science
Type: Journal Article

Cycling Through Plants
Type: Journal Article

Plants and Pollution
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Taking Note of Natural Resources
Type: Journal Article