Melissa Gonzalez

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Recent Posts by Melissa

Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:39 PM in Kindergarten activities
Hello Michelle, This is a challenging question. Children at this age need to be fully engaged to learn, and too often that is not accomplished. I believe that young children are most engaged when playing, or in a playful environment. This is essential for pre-k and kindergarten aged children. In my experience, I search the topic and form some kind of game out of it. This seems to be a winn...

Recent Reviews by Melissa

Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:57 PM
5 Good read
This article covered many points that current teachers are facing in their classrooms. Students are migrating from numeorus countries to the United States, and finding their own way through the acclimation process. Teachers are encouragesd to embrace the students culture and include it within the curriculum to their best ability. Students routinely react more positively when their native culture is accepted rather than left tas a background thought. This article also provided a detailed lesson plan for including all students in a science lesson. I enjoyed reading this article, and will keep it for future reference.

Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:25 PM
5 Excellent collection!
This collection posses a well-rounded group of meterials. It contains several articles, a science object, a sci-guide, and a book chapter. I completed the science object again to review the concepts shown and it was quite useful. These types of resources may be an essential key to reaching out to students different styles of learning. I found the sci-guide to be rich in content for elementary teachers. The sci-guide map provided detail on each component within the topic. It detailes themes and key words associated with each. It also provides lesson plans and examples. Stepping into the field with these resources will be great help. The overall review of this collection is outstanding. The resources are varied, rich in content, and interesting.

Recent Public Collections by Melissa

Creating a Collection: Organisms have basic needs

6 Resources

This is the collection of resources that will help in the creation of the FA#2.

Teaching Through Trade Books: Habitable Homes
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Food for Thought
Type: Journal Article

Resources for Teaching

1 Resources

This collection contains resources that I chose and am interested in. These resources will be an aid in my further teaching and continuous learning process.

Learning Together: Understanding and appreciating students' cultural backgrounds
Type: Journal Article