Amerah Hashim

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Recent Posts by Amerah

Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:34 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
Hi, For an introduction to Science, I did what seemed like a spontaneous picnic outdoors. We sat around outside with our journals, ate a snack, and observed intently to everything around us. The students used most of their 5 senses to write descriptive words and phrases to jot down all that they observed outside. I added a competing factor to this as well. I told the students that the person wi...

Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:30 PM in 4th grade animal adaptations
Hi Amy! I'm a student teacher as well, and I'm placed in 4th grade as well! We haven't done adaptations yet, however, I remember analyzing an elaborate lesson plan for one of our curriculum courses and part of the assignment was assessing to see whether an activity was a good performance test. The assignenment required students to look at fictional aliens (which are like parallels to animals) w...

Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:25 PM in Animals in the classroom?
Hi Tyler,  I just wanted to comment and say that I think it's great that you are bringing real, authentic learning into your classroom. This is definitely going to have a lasting impression on your students. You mentioned that your students are in high school. High schoolers are old enough to appreciate the effort and consideration, as well. I think they will see your sincerity in wanting to te...