Amy Haaland

I have been teaching for twenty years. Half of that time has been dedicated to teaching in public schools, the other half has been spent homeschooling my own children and working in Christian schools. I love teaching and I especially love teaching math. I also love learning new things that I can share with my students! When I don't have my head stuck in a book, you can find me hanging out with my family and friends. I'm the mom to four girls and have been happily married for 24 years.




Providence Classical School

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Recent Posts by Amy

Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:02 PM in Gradeless
I love the idea, but am wondering how you justify the grade at the end of the quarter/semester if there is no documented grade before then. How do you hold students accountable and keep parents informed? I can see this working in an elementary classroom where we tend to have more parental contact, but I don't know how you would make this work with high school students. If you have hyper-motivated...

Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:52 PM in Your approach to teach about plants?
Hey, Hannah! I know this comes a long time after your original post, and you probably have already come up with some great ideas, but here's one more. You can buy clear gel in which to plant your seeds. Put the gel in a clear container, push the seeds in and watch them grow. It is a great way to observe the germination process and see the roots and stem grow. You could also make this an expe...

Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:21 PM in Websites for Science Demonstrations/Examples
I have found most of what I need as far as demonstrations on youtube. It is extremely important to preview these first before showing to your kids! When I use them, I always load them and get past the commercial on the front. There are a lot of great videos out there!