Joanne Harkness

Reading Travel Math


Benchley-Weinberger Elementary School

Recent Posts by Joanne

Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:27 PM in Vocabulary
Hi Jeffrey - I have been thinking about all the specific vocabulary for math and science, too. Last night in my college class, the Professor suggested we make our own for each unit. We could make it a project where the students help and perhaps include an image or picture. Since I am not in the classroom yet, I don't know how long this could take, but I thought including the students in making...

Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:17 PM in Animal Habitat Project
Hi Shelia - I have never thought about have the students make a habitat at home. That sounds interesting. Would you provide the reptile to send home with the student? The student and parents can bring the shoebox to school, and you can give them the reptile. What animals would you use for your project? Sorry I don't have any answers for you. It sounds like an interesting project for famili...

Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:12 PM in Favorite Science Activities for First Grade
I think the younger kids would like floating objects, butterfly transformation, planting activity (apple seeds work well, radishes, grass). My daughter's class grew grass and put in spots where the grass was dying. I think it is great that you are getting your first graders involved in science.

Recent Public Collections by Joanne

Teaching Through Trade Books: Sharpening Your Senses
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Recording Sensory Words
Type: Journal Article