Shenay Damirgi

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Recent Posts by Shenay

Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:04 PM in Short Attention Span
Hello, I am an Early Childhood Major at University of Northern Iowa.  I've had the opportunity to work and do field experience in different levels of early childhood classes.  I think the big thing to keep in mind is that young children at 4-5 years old can only sit still in large group time for approximatley 10 miniutes at most.  So if you are doing the "explain" part in a science lesson it m...

Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:55 PM in Introducing Science to Pre-k
I feel like the best way to introduce science in the pre-k is to observe your class during centers time.  Especially if you have centers that are somehow connected to science, then play close attention to what they do in those centers. After that build around their interests and create some activity/unit related to science that would be interactive or introduce a new centers that is associated wi...

Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:19 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hi Kathy, I'm currently an Early Childhood Student at UNI. This concept of learning through play is at the core of what we learn in Early childhood.  That article you shared is really interesting and something I can relate it.  Schools nowadays have become so focused on literacy and math starting from kindergarten, that those children are not getting the opportutnity to do hands on activities or ...