Jessica Adair

I am currently a student teacher in pursuit of my teaching credential in Elementary School education. I have always enjoyed learning science, and throughout student teaching, I have found that I also really enjoy teaching science. I am excited to use the resources and guidance through this website to help guide my instruction for my students.

Recent Posts by Jessica

Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:56 AM in Weather and Elementary
In my class, on our calendar we have at the bottom: What's the weather like today? it has many options to choose from such as sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy and snowy. We have a song that goes to the tune of "London Bridges Falling Down " that goes: "Whats the weather like today? Like today? Like today? What's the weather like today? Today is...." All the kids pause while the student of the...

Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:50 AM in Any ideas on parent/community involvement?
I've always thought that it might be fun to start a school garden where the students and parents work together to farm this garden so that the school has healthy food options for kids.  I know that that fall under the volunteer realm, but I thought this might be something different that parents can do. Once the garden is going, the teachers can work with parents so that the parents can help teach ...

Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:46 AM in NGSS standards
I am a new teacher and I don't have any sort of resources at my disposal. What do you do if you are at a school that does not use NGSS curriculum, and does not offer any textbook for Common Core? Where can I find resources to use for my classroom?

Recent Public Collections by Jessica


10 Resources

Plants and Animals. Where they live, what they eat.

Johnny Appleseed Comes to Class
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: The Sun's Energy
Type: Journal Article


9 Resources

Collection of items to teach elementary students about matter

Precipitation Matters
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Air Is Not Nothing
Type: Journal Article