Samantha Breeden

I am focusing on my Elementary Education Certificate. I would love to teach first grade.




University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Recent Posts by Samantha

Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:58 AM in Teaching Physics With Toys
I am not a licensed teacher yet, but I have taught in many classroom for my fieldwork. I have taught science before and never even thought about using everyday toys that the students may have at home! I think that is a fantastic way to get students engaged in the lesson. It is also a great way to help students remember the concepts. If it is with toys they have at home, the information can be brou...

Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:15 PM in 2nd Graders-Animals (Owl Pellets)
I recently heard about using owl pellets in a lesson. I thought it was really gross. I never thought I'd be able to use it because I want to teach young grades (1-3). I'm really encouraged to hear that it went over so well in a 2nd grade lesson. I'm excited to be able to incorporate it into my own lessons one day. Thanks!!

Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 AM in Getting Students Excited About Science
One thing that I have noticed through my student teaching is the more hands-on the better. If you can start the science time with a captivating experiment or something that they can do all by themselves, it really helps get them interested in the lesson. One thing that I have noticed is when I let them do the experiment first, then explain the concepts, they really like to try it again once they k...

Recent Reviews by Samantha

Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:29 AM
5 Visual Aids
This article clearly explains the importance of the use of visual aids. It helps teachers understand why it is important that they incorporate visual aids in their lessons. It also gives a great step-by-step instructions on how a teacher can incorporate more visual aids into a lesson. All and all great article!!

Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:11 AM
5 Fantastic Resource
This is a great resource for teachers. It has many great activities and assessment options. It also lays out the standards that are being met through the activities.

Recent Public Collections by Samantha

2 Week Lesson Plan

7 Resources

Recycling Two Week Lesson Plan

Two Week Recycling Lesson Plan Collection Summary.doc
Type: User uploaded resource

Worms Eat School Lunch Too?
Type: Journal Article