Hollie Mathews

Hello everyone! My name is Hollie Mathews and I am finishing up my last semester of course work at UNI. My major is Elementary Education with minors in Social Studies and Science. My passion is working with kids and helping them succeed in everything they do, inside of the classroom and out. In my free time, I like to travel, spend time with my family and friends, listen to music, and eat yummy food. :)



Recent Posts by Hollie

Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:01 PM in Citizen Science
Hi everyone! I had the ability to create my very own citizen science project through my science class at school. I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa and I did a project over a Backyard Bioblitz. I basically went through an adventure in my own backyard. Although I was the one that completed the project and not any students, I think this would be an excellent way for students to feel a...

Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:57 PM in First Grade Science Lesson
Hi Caroline! I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa currently working toward the same major as yours. A few weeks ago, I was fortunte enough to teach a kindergarten science lesson at an elementary school. Although it was kindergarten and not first grade, I think the topic would be just as exciting. The lesson was over venus fly traps and their unique characteristics when it comes to the...

Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:42 AM in STEM in my classroom
Hey Nicole! This past Tuesday, we had a guest speaker in my Science Methods course addressing some of the things you just mentioned in your post. She talked about the importance of play and playing with ideas in the classroom. We got the chance to visit a special classroom in Schindler Education Center and we got the chance to be the learners we want our future students to be. The professor talki...