Ashley Vinson

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IA

Recent Posts by Ashley

Thu May 02, 2019 4:06 PM in Teaching First Grade About the Weather
I think using dramatic play is a great idea! Although they are in 1st grade, at large group time you could have them take turns "reporting" the weather to the class. You could even find a cardboard box for a camera and a microphone! Additionally, if you wanted to pull in some math you could graph the weather daily. You could either go in depth with temperature, or just start more simple with cate...

Thu May 02, 2019 4:01 PM in 5E lesson plan on Butterfly Life Cycle
Being from the midwest, I have many times studied monarch butterflies! In younger grades, we did activities like drawing ourselves as butterflies, and various crafts of that sort. As we got older, we learned more in depth. When I entered middle school, we utilized one side of our school to plant milkweed and other butterfly-attracting plants! It was awesome to see butterflies outside of our windo...

Thu May 02, 2019 10:36 AM in Introducing Science to Pre-k
My favorite way to incorporate science into pre-k settings is to do so much investigating! Using sensory tables, and going on nature walks are some of my favorites. Whenever we go on a nature walk at my daycare, the kids always come back with leaves and rocks and we take time to talk about them! THis is building their baseline knowledge for their future. Another favorite "game" to play with my ki...