Rachel Steadman

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Recent Posts by Rachel

Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:00 PM in Kindergarten activities
Hi Michelle, I am currently a student teacher in a 2nd grade class, however, last semester I was a teachers assistant for a kindergarten class. One fun and engaging science activity we did was making play-dough. Each student got the chance to come up to the bowl that the play-dough was being made in, feel and observe it. They were learning about physical properties at this time, so using their 5...

Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:02 PM in Field Trips
Hi Jessica! I am currently a student teacher in 2nd grade. We recently took a field trip to our city's Children's Museum. There were tons of different hands on activities for them to engage in over a broad subject matter. However, they did have some wonderful areas for science specifically. One part of our Children's museum has a place called "force works" where the children can use basically a l...

Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:43 PM in Lesson Ideas (Life Cycle)
Hi Henry! I am also a first semester student teacher, and also working on a butterfly lesson plan for my science methods class. Some things I plan to incorporate in my lesson to make it fun an interactive is to have children create a "Caterpillar Craft" to reinforce their understanding on the stages of metamorphosis. However, this may be aimed closer to 2nd grade than 3rd. Another thing I thought...