Amanda Newton

I am a college student pursuing a degree in elementary education. I plan to become a special needs teacher once I am graduated and licensed. Science is not my favorite subject, but I am here to learn how to make it fun and enjoyable.


Purdue University Calumet

Recent Posts by Amanda

Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:04 PM in Blue Print for a STEM Night
I will be attending my first STEM night with my 5th graders for my practicum this semester. I am really hopeful that everything goes well and there is interest in learning about what we have been working on all semester. We have been building rib cage prototypes. I will have a list of questions for the parents to ask the students to generate conversation. I have never been to a "parent night" duri...

Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:55 PM in Science Notebook
During my practicum this semester, my 5th graders use their science notebooks every day. We have used them for many things such as observations, drawings, data, and notes. Notebooks will look different with each grade level. The format and what the students write in them will vary. Demonstrating how you want their page to look is very helpful. Also, for me with my 5th graders, walking around with ...

Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:48 PM in Classroom Management
During a practicum experience this semester, the school I was placed in uses a school-wide system called CHAMPS. It basically has you address all expectations for your students before you start an activity. This system addresses the following; (C)onversation level, (H)elp, (A)ctivity, (M)ovement, (P)articipiation, (S)uccess. You start by saying what conversation level you expect your students to b...