Sara Ordonez

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Recent Posts by Sara

Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 PM in First time teacher teaching science
My first advice is to set the tone when you start the lesson. However you start your lesson will set the tone for the class. The beggining can either motivate students to learn or disconnect completely from you. An advice is to use games such as Kahoot it, or other online resources where students can compete, play, and test how much they know about the topic. This will help them be interested in ...

Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:38 PM in Integrating science with other subjects
Hello! As a preservice teacher I have learned a lot about the importance of STEM and also integrating other subjects into the science curriculum. Unfortunatly, when I have observed certain elementary classrooms that I have been assigned to, I have realized that many time teachers focus on reading and math, and leave science for the end or if there's time. Therefore, I would like to ask elementary...

Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:30 PM in Remote Teaching and Learning
I would recommend zoom, it is a great resource and is very easy to navigate. In particular, I have been receiving university courses using this platform and it has been going really well because the teacher can engage with students and everyone can participate. Similarly, a great feature that I love about zoom is that it allows you to share your screen, meaning that you can display powerpoints an...





Recent Reviews by Sara


Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:24 PM
5 Excellent Resources
I enjoyed this collection because it provides an excellent variety of resources to teach children about the life cycle. I liked that the resources are all insteresting for students and easy for teachers to use in ther lessons. Also, I liked that it offers different approaches when teaching about the life cycle such as assessments, ideas with trade books, and simulations. I recommend this collection to any elementary education teacher who is planning to teach the life cycle and wish to incorporate different resources to approach different learning styles within the same topic


Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:24 PM
5 Excellent Resources
I enjoyed this collection because it provides an excellent variety of resources to teach children about the life cycle. I liked that the resources are all insteresting for students and easy for teachers to use in ther lessons. Also, I liked that it offers different approaches when teaching about the life cycle such as assessments, ideas with trade books, and simulations. I recommend this collection to any elementary education teacher who is planning to teach the life cycle and wish to incorporate different resources to approach different learning styles within the same topic






Recent Public Collections by Sara




Podcast: Connections Between Practices in NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA: Strategies for Guiding Productive Talk in Science
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Strategies for ELL Success
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Hurricane Season Education

6 Resources

Resources for South Florida teachers to use during hurricane season.



Science 101: Can we protect our communities from natural disasters?
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Hurricane Proof This!
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STEM Education

8 Resources

STEM education prepares students with 21st century skills and therefore should be an important component of science education. This collection contains resources for teachers who want to incorporate STEM education in their elementary science curriculum.



Best STEM Books
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Unpacking the STEM Disciplines
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