Elizabeth Ferrari

I'm a junior at Florida international university studying elementary education. I hope to teach four or fifth grade students in the near future. I have a huge passion for working with children. I have wanted to become a teacher for as long as I can remember.


Florida International University

Recent Posts by Elizabeth

Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:25 PM in Preparing for the Next generation Science standards- using Models- poll question-
In elementary what is the typically amount of time teachers should be spending on science daily? Is science taught daily or weekly?

Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:23 PM in How to prepare for my first year?
As a future teacher, what is the best way to get hired? Should I be volunteering at my local school, should I try to substitute teach? What is the best way to get a job once I am qualified? All advice is very welcomed! Thank you!

Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:20 PM in communicate with parents
As a future teacher, I was wondering how often do you meet with your students parents? Do you call home, send notes home? Meet face to face with the parents and how often?

Recent Reviews by Elizabeth

Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:57 PM
5 Great collection!
I choose this collection to review because it has a variety of journal articles and book chapters that discuss plants and animals. I was interested in this collection because it focuses on elementary education pre-service teachers K-5, my future career field. These articles discuss various strategies to use for teaching elementary students about plants and animals outside as well as inside the classroom. I really enjoyed reading and learning about different strategies to use while taking the students outside the classroom for investigations and obervations. I found many of the lessons in this collection highly useful and definitely something I will use in the near future with my own students. One article in this collection, Science Shorts, helps students make connections in their local environment to help save the planet. This article I found important for students to understand that their personal choices have an effect on the planet. Students need to be aware and be taught of how their choices affect the planet and their environment. The article on the case of the tree hit man is a fun way for students to investigate and learn how to think like a scientist through their findings after collecting data. The article about exploring animals, Glossopedia style was fascinating. I love the idea of teaching students about wildlife and animals through using technology. I will use this resource with my future science class. The early years article was a piece that includes a lesson on learning about flowers by taking the flowers apart and actually using the students senses to learn about the different parts. I see in my field placement science class a lot of work sheets and text book learning. I think this hands-on activity will assist in student understanding of scientific vocabulary terms and development of scientific skills and concepts. Kimberly’s collection is a great tool for pre-service teachers. This collection has a wide range of teaching strategies that support student development.

Recent Public Collections by Elizabeth

Methods and Strategies: Evidence Helps the KWL Get a KLEW
Type: Journal Article

Editor's Note: Reading Strategies for Science
Type: Journal Article