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I miss Kindergarten Practicum! Who agrees?

MN DNR and Education: Teaching ArcGIS (Geofest Seminar)

Wanting to expand my knowledge by learning what exactly GIS (Geographic Information System) and how to use it in the classroom, I attended the seminar about ArcGIS which was delivered by two Gustie Grads who now work for the Minnesota DNR. They explained that ArcGIS is an electronic system which allows anyone to access and […]

Extending Kindergarten practicum?

Even though Kindergarten Practicum was only a week, everybody only got to teach one lesson. I had an idea about extending Kindergarten practicum to two weeks so every partner teacher can show that they used their feedback from the cooperative teacher and instructor (Katrina). What does everyone think?

Genres… Which one would you choose to do?

Leaning about the different genres from Tompkins’s book have provided many ideas to do with children writing. By doing Jigsaw of the genres that could be taught in class was a great way to get a sense of what each would look like in a classroom.

Geofest conference

I wonder if the Geofest conference could be extended and have some sections that were presented earlier in the days to be presented in the afternoon or evening? Or sections to be cut shorter so students can go attend some classes that intersected each other.

Shout out methods class

It has been a great year to have everyone in methods class with me. Thanks for making the methods class enjoying and fun everyday. Will surely miss everyone next semester after being in class for 4 months with everyone.

Foster Care education? Must READ!

The Impact of Foster Care on Students’ Education This article talked about foster care education of students. There are statistics in here that are hard to believe, but this is the truth about foster children who have been in foster care.

Shout Out: Everybody!

Shoutout to our whole class for being engaged and on-task (especially during the math mini-lessons today!). It’s so hard to switch back to being students after being teachers, and I know I especially appreciated everyone’s willingness to work hard during the mini-lessons today. –Elisabeth

Writing prompts (and resources!)

Here is an awesome link to a TpT store with some great writing prompt worksheets for elementary students! The packet is a little pricy for these prompts ($7), but I think it would be worth the investment eventually, if the packet supported the curriculum of your school district! Here is an example image: Keep this […]

Living with Poverty in the United States!

Living with Poverty in the United States (1966-2012) This article defines poverty and how poverty can affect family education. An article that teachers should read becuase by reading this article, they will realize how poverty can affect the lives of student learning and their future education.