Trisha Okamura


Holomua Elementary/ Grade 2

Recent Posts by Trisha

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:36 PM in Rocks
I found a great activity called Pet Rock from the DNR Indiana Division of Reclamation. It looks quite extensive and incorporates physical properties, measuring and recording, compare and contrast activities, and language arts. I hope you find it useful. Patricia, I was looking over this packet and there was a section that has a language arts cross curricular section. I really like the idea of ...

Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:39 AM in Rocks
Maureen- Thank you for the wonderful resources for science journaling. I will definitely implement it into the unit! Kellee, Sounds like you have a great start into your unit and I like how it leads into another content. :0) Kathy, below is our standard and benchmark of what Hawaii children in the 2nd grade need to know. I feel as a teacher, it is important to go a little beyond what is e...

Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:40 PM in My science lesson for second grade
Hi Rachael, What I do is I'll break up the lesson into several smaller lessons. I would do the intro and modeling one day and then have them do the experiment on their own on another. That way you would have enough time to introduce key terms and model thoroughly without feeling rushed and then the next day/lesson would be devoted entirely to the experiment with just a short review before they b...

Recent Reviews by Trisha

Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:40 AM
4 Great resource for beginning and expert teachers
Rocks SciGuide for middle school is an excellent source for beginning as well as expert teachers. I like how it provides three themes: Formation of Rocks, History of Rocks and Soil. Each theme is provided with additional resources that includes multi-media interactive flashes for the teacher and/or student. As a lower elementary teacher, would use the interactive rock animation to help teach weathering and erosion. I really like how the animation breaks down the information and has real pictures along with the animated ones to show the process with great descriptions. The only suggestion that I would have is for the SciGuide is that they come up with another one geared toward the lower grades.