Sadie Backoff

My name is Sadie Backoff. I'm originally from a small town right outside of Ames, but no one knows where that is, so typically I just say I'm from Ames. I am a Senior Elementary Education major, no minors or endorsements. I will be student teaching spring 2018. I am actively involved in an honors gender-inclusive fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi. I am the Historian in Shull Hall senate. I work as a Desk Assistant in Shull Hall and I do videography for the UNI Football Team.




University of Northern Iowa

Recent Posts by Sadie

Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:58 AM in Incorporating holidays into science lessons
I love the idea of incorporating holidays into science lessons! However, with the amount of people that want to be more inclusive, it might be hard to incorporate all of the holidays that are celebrated. For example, doing a lesson around Thanksgiving is a good idea, however, not all students celebrate Thanksgiving, same as Christmas. Incorporating holidays into lessons, not only science lessons, ...

Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:37 AM in 5E Lesson Plans
I enjoy 5E Lesson Plans across all curricular subjects, however, I don't think I would make it my primary lesson plan. I think a 5E lesson is good for science in that it allows for you to stay on track and to keep up with where you're at in a manner that makes the materials easy for students to understand. They don't realize that the parts of a 5E Lesson plan are happening, but what happens is the...

Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:16 AM in Science fair
I agree with everything that has been said, from having the older grades pick their topics to even having two science fairs where there is one teacher led and one student led. I also agree with Kia in the sense of how this is a huge area of learning. I think that no matter which way you look at it, a science fair is going to be a beneficial part of a students learning whether they pick their topic...