Naimah Urfi

Hi, my name is Naimah Urfi and I am a senior at the University of Houston. I am currently working on getting my Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an EC-6 Generalist Teaching Certification by December 2018. I am passionate about learning child development and I strive to be able to make a positive change and instill a growth mindset in the young minds of the present and future.




University of Houston

Recent Posts by Naimah

Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:50 PM in Life Cycle of Plants!!
Natashia, I am student teaching in a first-grade classroom as well, and while getting the students familiar with the four major plant parts (seed, stem, roots, and flower), we had them stand up and show us what the plant parts look like with their bodies. For the stem, the students stood up straight with their arms down to their sides, and for roots, they crouched down to the ground. For seed, t...

Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:28 PM in First Grade Science Lesson
Dominique, thank you for sharing this idea! I am planning to do a 5E lesson for the first-grade class I student teach in, and I think the idea of bringing in a real fish and a Swedish fish to understand differences between living and nonliving organisms is a great way to help the students connect the information to a real-world application. This will make it all the more meaningful for them and ...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:41 PM in Using Science Notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hi Julie, I love what you said about science interactive notebooks serving as assessments for learning rather than assessments for grading. I see the importance of that statement because having a book of student's honest notes, drawings and thoughts is a great tool for teachers to use to track students' progress and know what lesson objectives need to be retaught. It is a great learning resource...