Ashley Townsend

This is my sixteenth year teaching in public schools, and I have taught just about every subject and grade levels from kindergarten through seventh. I currently teach a STEM rotation to 1000 students in a suburban K-5 school. I'm able to build my own program and also sponsor Junior Beta and First Lego League robotics.




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Recent Posts by Ashley

Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:36 PM in Making Musical Instruments
This is so fun! We made guitars and kazoos with first graders last year, and I’m thinking this would be a fabulous addition to the unit! 

Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:19 PM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
Kindergarteners are already great STEM thinkers because they think holistically about their world... they don’t separate subjects but just wonder about everything at once! Here are a few things my kindergarteners do to build their STEM capacity.... -Coding. My kids use the course A, which is designed for kindergarteners, but they also enjoy Kodable and Scratch Junior. We also star...

Recent Reviews by Ashley

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:57 PM
5 A balanced PD diet
This SciPack was a good sampler platter of science background, nutritional resources, and teacher perspective. I caught myself reading for myself at times! :) As an elementary teacher, some of the chemical background was a little more than I'll need for my classes, but I enjoy learning the "why" behind the "what."

Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:34 PM
5 Great planning resource
This is very thorough — thank you! We can use this as we’re working to grow our school garden into an outdoor classroom and add a bog garden and habitate space.

Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:28 PM
5 Garden resources
Thank you for these ideas! Our local master gardeners have been so helpful, as has our 4H extension office. LSU also has good local documents that compiled information from the farmers almanac and other sources to make it easy for me to read and use quickly.

Recent Public Collections by Ashley

School Garden Connections

8 Resources

Our local Shell Chemical facility came out to help us build a fantastic school garden! Now we get to create and compile curricular connections for our new space.

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Outdoor Classrooms -- Planning Makes Perfect
Type: Journal Article


6 Resources

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Type: SciPack