Melissa Oakes


Purdue University Calumet

Recent Posts by Melissa

Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:39 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
What a great idea!! I think it would really help to engage the primary elementary grades in STEM, as well as the girls!

Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:19 PM in Pinterest
I'm currently an elementary education student, and am currently working on a STEM project with my 5th grade class. I found a TON of STEM lessons and activities on Pinterest. I also found several other interesting activities that I hope to use in my future classroom! :)

Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:16 PM in 1st year teachers and parents
I share similar concerns. I hope that overall, parents would be excited for their child to be in a classroom with a new teacher. If you have parents with doubts, you may be able to reassure them by discussing some of your previous experiences in classrooms during your program. I bet your fellow grade level teachers will have great advice for you too, considering they were once first year teachers ...