Andrea Godsill

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Recent Posts by Andrea

Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:45 AM in Earth Science: Hands-On for Students
Hi Veronica, Sounds like your students really enjoyed your lesson! I loved hands-on projects because you can really see how interested they are in the learning when they actually get to dive in. Once you let go of the notion that learning has to be clean and can open so many avenues for learning. Here's to many more messy experiments in your future! :) Annie

Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:12 AM in Time Management
Hi, I just wanted to say that I've enjoyed this thread and have gotten some really great ideas. I find that I rarely have time to observe and talk with other teachers at my school and I so appreciate your taking the time to share ideas here. Time management comes with practice and with knowing your class each year. I have years where I can get through activities or "experiments" comfortably ...

Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:27 AM in Nutrition
Hi, I taught a Nutrition unit last year and used the USDA website for some good ideas. We (kindergarten) played an interactive game on the projector which got them all really engaged and excited about choosing healthy foods. When I taught the unit, it was still a pyramid...and now with the new Plate design, I'm sure there are some great new ideas too. I too agree that this is such...

Recent Reviews by Andrea

Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:56 AM
3 Resources and Human Impact
The Resources and Human Impact SciGuide is organized in themes: Addressing Resource Use, Environment as a System, and Environmental Degredation. Each theme has websites, activities, and lesson plan ideas to help teachers show the day to day impact their students decisions make on the environment. Teachers have the responsibility to share information about the Earth’s resources and the preservation of our planet with their students. Many young children think of recycling as the way they help the environment. This SciGuide has so many different ways to connect responsible use of water, land, air, resources to a student’s daily living. I will use many of the suggested links as interactive tools and hands on learning to enhance my lessons.