Margaret Hunter

I'm a second grade teacher in Vienna, WV. I'm an avid gardener and naturalist and am currently beginning to work on becoming certified as a WV Master Naturalist.




Greenmont Elementary

Recent Posts by Margaret

Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:15 PM in bulletin boards
What a fabulous idea! I am definitely going to put this one in my beginning of the year folder. Thanks for sharing!

Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:51 PM in bulletin boards
I like that idea! One of the things I have my students do for oral presentations is find an interesting article in a current magazine or newspaper that has scientific information. They provide a summary of the article and tell about its application to their own lives if applicable. I encourage them to find articles that have practical applications. Parent help is requested and encouraged.

Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:13 PM in Literary text to Support Science Instruction
I attended a workshop today on the common core for lang arts and mathematics. One of the things they modeled was using literature in science to develop vocabulary. The interesting part was using read alouds within a certain lexile range...for 2nd and 3rd it might be 450-850. You would begin with a book in the lowest lexile (all on the same science topic) and gradually increase the difficulty wi...