Alexandra Mens

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Recent Posts by Alexandra

Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:41 PM in Owl Pellet Dissection
Hi Carla! This sounds like a fun unit! I'm including a website at the bottom of the post that has a variety of pre and post assessment questions dealing with ecology, food webs, and food chains. This resources is very helpful because you can select which questions you would like to include on the assessment and it will create the page for you. Hope this helps you! https://www.helpteaching.com/que...

Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:33 PM in Children's literature project
You could lean towards the social science side of the spectrum and create a lesson in SEL (social and emotional learning). This would be a great book to teach about appreciating diversity and celebrating our differences. Many kids grow up comparing themselves to their peers an feel empty because they see a physical feature in a peer that they envy. Teaching a lesson about diversity using this boo...

Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:52 PM in Using Children's Literature for a Science Lesson on Apples
Hi Ashley! Making applsauce with your students sounds so fun! Maybe you could bring in different types of apples and set up a rotation where students get to go around to each apple and talk in small groups about what they observe about that apple type. What color is it? What shape is it? Is it big or small? Maybe you could even have them taste different colored apples. Like a granny smith vs a...