Lilian Franklin

Preschool Special Education Teacher


Holomua Elementary School

Recent Posts by Lilian

Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:06 PM in Inquiry-Based lessons for teaching Life Science Kindergarten Standards
Hi Rachel, You ask a great question about how to teach younger students about life science concepts through inquiry-based lessons. I am also an early childhood teacher and I would have to agree with Adah in that teaching young scientists fundamental observation skills is key. For every science unit I do, I have my students create a journal for the unit. For example, for our butterfly unit, ...

Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:41 PM in What Children's Books Do You Use in Science Istruction?
Hello all, I enjoyed reading through your lists and seeing books and resources I have loved incorporating into my own learning activities (e.g., The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Sid the Science Kid ) and found some titles that I am excited to read and discover (e.g., Q is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book ). Literature is definitely a wonderful way to introduce, supplement, and connect science...

Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:34 PM in connecting Science to Halloween
Hello all, As a preschool teacher, I am always thinking of ways I can modify activities so that my students can learn about and understand concepts that may be too abstract for them to learn. In the month of October, I too, introduce higher level concepts about the human body. During the first couple of months in school, we begin introduction of body parts and physical features of the human bod...