Valerie Green

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Recent Posts by Valerie

Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:56 PM in How do we get students interested in Science?
Hi, Everyone has great ideas! I think in order to get the students attention, a good way is to have an activity that they all can participate in and have fun with, which will grab their interest. Once the activity is done, you can talk a little about the science concepts that were involved in the activity. For example, in our science methods course, we have done several activities that get the...

Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:37 PM in Environmental Learning center
Hi, I have seen a wonderful natural playground in action and it seems like maybe that would be a good idea for what you are looking for. It used non toxic plants (like herb gardens) for borders that the children could explore, natural logs for sitting/exploring/climbing areas, had a fine grain sand pit the children could dig in as well as dirt that made glorious mud to dig in, and natural hill...

Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:19 PM in Resources for Activities
I am wondering what are some of your favorite places to get ideas for science activities for PreK and Kindergarten? Have you worked in anything that's currently popular with the kiddos, like baby shark?  





Recent Reviews by Valerie


Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:58 PM
4 Start Young
This sample section highlights some of the many useful hints, activities, and thoughts on teaching young children science this book offers. It provides a quick reference chart for standards as well as a great page on how to scaffold students curiosity.


Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:48 PM
4 Hop Into Action
This curriculum book sample seems very comprehensive. It includes activities and extensions for grades K-2 and a few PreK. The activities are designed to cross multiple subjects and seem very engaging for the students as well as very practical for teachers.






Recent Public Collections by Valerie


The Early Years: Creating a Possibility-Rich Classroom Environment

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Hands on activity for PreK-2 Science



The Early Years: Creating a Possibility-Rich Classroom Environment
Type: Journal Article
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