Shawna Paynter

3rd Grade Teacher National Board Certified- EC General




Village of Barboursville Elementary

Recent Posts by Shawna

Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:40 PM in Why are teachers afraid to release control of inquiry science to their elementary students?
I think teachers are afraid to release control for several reasons....1- it is scary for some because it isn't the way we were taught. Most of us grew up in classrooms that were very teacher directed. It's human nature to perform based on what we saw for 12 years day in and day out. 2- we as teachers must release some of the control and trust in our students. That is also tough in an era with ...

Recent Reviews by Shawna

Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:48 PM
4 Understand the history of rocks
This is a good article for teaches who are looking to infuse a basic understanding about rocks and how they are created over time. It provides some wonderful activities for teachers to allow students to grasp this concept in a hands-on way that will be more effective for the students. If you are looking for a way to get dirty with your kids and get them excited about the rock cycle, this is a great place to start.

Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:45 PM
3 Good for Rock Beginners
This is a good piece for teaches who are just beginning their journey into the world of rocks. Is provides information for teachers on how to tie literature with science activities that are based around the rock cycle. IF you are looking for a simple, easy way to infuse the rock cycle into your lessons...this would be a great resource.

Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:42 PM
5 Awesome and simplistic
This was an article that was great for those who are short on time and need things to be right to the point! It explains that without the Earth's tilt, we would have no seasons....just as other planets epxerience! It also shares information about other planets that experience similar seasons like Earth but length is different because of their placement in the solar system. Great easy read that most of your students could comprehend if you are teaching upper elementary!

Recent Public Collections by Shawna

Our solar system

5 Resources

To understand the sun, moon, and planets around us and how they affect planet Earth

Type: User uploaded resource

Earth, Sun, and Moon: General Characteristics of Earth
Type: Science Object

Rocks Collection

4 Resources

Understand rocks and the cycle.

Type: User uploaded resource

Earth's Changing Surface: Humans as Agents of Change
Type: Science Object