Karmen Jones

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Recent Posts by Karmen

Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:32 PM in Combining Science with Art
My students were learning the moon phases and we created moons out of styrofoam balls and decorated them with characteristics known about the moon. We then turned off the lights in the classroom and I had a big spot light to represent the sun. They were able to see how the moon goes through waxing and waning phases. They absolutely loved this hands-on activity.

Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:29 PM in Science Notebooks
My 4ht grade students keep interactive science notebooks. We often create foldables to glue in and it is a helpful tool for studying. I always tell my students that their interactive notebooks is for both them and their parents :) Some parents are unfamiliar with certain topics we cover so the interactive notebooks allow them to see my expectations and notes from class.

Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:25 PM in Classroom Management Ideas
My 4th graders follow the CHAMPS classroom management expectations. The acronym stands for Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, and Success. It is located on our side chalkboard wall and I write out the expectations for the particular activity we are covering. I always review it before starting an activity and the students self-monitor themselves.