Kate Schroeder

I am a elementary teaching credential student at San Diego State University. I am student teaching in Cajon Valley school district. My focus in my class i son the earth's systems and interactions, specifically the water cycle.





Recent Posts by Kate

Thu May 08, 2014 12:14 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
At the preschool I work in the children are required to play for at least half of the program length. We try to make this playtime educational without the children knowing. We encourage the play by putting out math manipulatives (dinosaurs, teddy bears, and sea creatures in water), art, and science discovery center.

Thu May 08, 2014 12:07 AM in Encouraging Young Scientists news letter
Wow, this is very cool! I work in a state funded preschool and am always trying to find ways to integrate science. I just signed up for it. I'm looking forward to seeing what there is to do! We are just about to start an ocean unit, so the March 2013 newsletter was extremely helpful! Even though we con not go on field trips, I like the ideas of bringing the ocean to them by songs, games and art!...

Wed May 07, 2014 5:49 PM in Start Subbing...Tips?
Hey Katrina! I'm in the same boat. I am about to apply for the emergency credential and it is terrifying. I have mainly only heard about the horror stories of subbing. I think the biggest thing we need to do is keep an open mind and go into every class thinking positive thoughts. Like Corey said, having activities, songs, and games ready are extremely important. Bringing an actual bag ("Bag ...

Recent Public Collections by Kate

Water cycle

8 Resources

I was wondering why I had no credit for doing the resource collection, when I had started it long ago. SOOOO here is my collection of materials for the water cycle. This is also what I did my CAT on. I actually used some of these sources for my CAT! I wanted materials that included both information and ideas for experiments. Summary of resources: "Creative Writing and the Water Cycle": This does not have a lot to do with my science CAT, but it has great ideas for a continuation activity. Tells how I can encourage the students to create a story involving natural disasters. "Drip Drop Detectives": Exposing The Water Cycle: Has many great picture books to read to students as well as misconceptions students may have about the topic. This is a long chapter but it has many experiments to do with students in grades k-8!!! "Earth as a System":only one page of information. There is no information on what to do with the students, mainly a page of information. "Earth Structures": This has good i

The Home Zone: Water for Life
Type: Journal Article

Earth System Science Project
Type: Journal Article