Gail Poulin

Kindergarten Teacher




William E Norris Elementary School

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Recent Posts by Gail

Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:51 PM in Special Education
I am looking for science professional development that has some focus in the special education direction. Does anyone know of any PD that speaks to both? I would love to find something both free and useful in early elementary - I know I'm asking a lot.

Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:40 PM in Kindergarten Science
Great conversation on clouds. I am working on an SEI endorsement course and need to submit a lesson plan for the capstone project using a specific template. I am offering it here as another view of clouds. In my case, I am teaching the water cycle to kindergarten kids with special attention to the needs of English language learners. We all know that the early years students need this approach and ...

Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:16 PM in Science in Kindergarten: What Does It Look like, Sounds like?
Thanks to everyone for the kind words and encouragement.

Recent Reviews by Gail

Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:56 AM
2 Not For Kindergarten
As I go through the unit, I am constantly struck by the modifications and prior teaching that must take place in order to bring the material down to early childhood. All of the science vocab will be new and require preteaching. I would love to be able to avail myself of these resources but you are asking me to rewrite everything. It's far easier to just to collect my own information and teach directly to the stqandards being addressed. This is written for middle and high school students. Get rid of the elem. designation.