Analogy Game Sorry, this is a flash-based game that requires Adobe Flash Player. Many of these games will run on mobile devices with VocabularySpellingCity apps. For Apple devices Plant Cell Vs. Animal Cell The bodies of both plants and animals are made up of cells. Although the basic structure and most of the features are the same, there are many points of differences between the two. The primary differences between both cells arise because of the fact that plants have to produce their own food by photosynthesis. Live and Learn Are you paid what you’re worth? Let’s see . . . you’ll probably compare the salary and benefits that you receive with the value that you provide to your organization. Right? Did you ever consider how much you learn every day? Huh? While money gets depleted over time, your experience remains with you for life.
Edutopia- Developing Student Questions Defining Inquiry Inquiry-based learning, rather than presenting a set of facts, uses student inquiries, questions, interests, and curiosities to drive learning. This level of student involvement makes the learning more relevant, encouraging students to develop their own agency and critical thinking skills. The Inspiration Wildwood was already using inquiry-based learning to some extent, but things took off for them when, in Principal Mary Beth Cunat's second year, the school put on an Inquiry Fair. 10 Free Secular Homeschool Curriculum Websites Here is my new compilation of 10 websites that offer free curricula in mathematics, language arts, sciences, social sciences, art, music and more. Some concentrate in preschoolers or early childhood education, others run the gamut from preK through high school. I’ve come across dozens of these sites, however, my number one criteria for inclusion in this list is a secular perspective, and second, each site must be worth our while. 1. Cookie Bright and colorful, Cookie offers a delightful collection of games and activities for kids in preschool through 2nd grade.
Chesterbrook Elementary School - Websites Fitness Challenge: Disclaimer: Some of the links on this webpage take you outside of the Chesterbrook ES Website and Fairfax County Public Schools. Some of these sites may contain advertisements or other links. How to start plants from seed indoors to transplant in the garden later Andrea Levy, The PD With visions of plump, juicy tomatoes, crisp cauliflower and sunny marigolds dancing in their heads, some gardeners spend late winter sowing seeds indoors and pampering their emerging beauties until it's warm enough to move them outdoors. These indoor gardeners like to get growing early for several reasons. One, a packet of a dozen or so seeds, which costs a few dollars, is a fraction of what ready-to-plant botanicals cost. "It's cheaper than buying flowering plants and vegetable starts," says Christine Harris, an Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga County master gardener, who won the statewide award of volunteer of the year at the International Master Gardener Conference in Charleston, W.V., last year.
YouthLearn Regardless of what topic you're teaching or the age of the kids you're working with, you'll want to make certain teaching techniques a standard part of your routine. By internalizing these fundamentals until you don't even have to think about them, you'll become a better coach, leader and teacher. Perhaps most important is that you understand and master sound modeling techniques. Kids learn much more by watching you than from anything you say. Good teaching is intentional, and it should be reflected in every thing you say and do. edutopia- Inquiry Based Learning Inquiry-based learning is more than asking a student what he or she wants to know. It’s about triggering curiosity. And activating a student’s curiosity is, I would argue, a far more important and complex goal than the objective of mere information delivery. Nevertheless, despite its complexity, inquiry-based learning can be somehow easier on teachers, too. True, it’s seemingly easier because it transfers some responsibilities from teachers to students, but it’s really easier because releasing authority engages students.
Wild Food Homeschool Package The Wild Food Homeschool Package contains all of the materials for a parent to teach the essentials of wild food in a homeschooling or teaching environment. This package consists of: The Wild Food Homeschool Teaching Guide — A unique guideline for instructing children in the essentials of wild food identification, foraging, and preparation. Mastery of the data that is covered in this 32-page, comb bound Guide leads to the conclusion that free food is growing all around in nature, and there is no reason to fear hunger. Numerous fun activities will create enthusiasm for the subject and satisfaction in the knowledge gained such that students will likely want to spread the wild food word among their family and friends. Included in full in the Guide are these essential wild food information sheets: “Wild Food Harvest Schedule”, “Rules of Foraging”, and “How to Build a Quality Window Drying Rack”.
Parts of Plants Each part of a plant has a very important function. All plants produce flowers for the same reason: to make seeds so another plant can grow. Leaves: These are the parts of the plant where food is made by photosynthesis. Leaves take in carbon dioxide from the air, water 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners The humble question is an indispensable tool: the spade that helps us dig for truth, or the flashlight that illuminates surrounding darkness. Questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change. That makes it a most precious “app” today, in a world where everything is changing and so much is unknown. And yet, we don’t seem to value questioning as much as we should.
Ms. Twist's Classroom September 26, 2012 One thing that I’ve learned being an IB Age 3 teacher is it’s difficult to introduce the IB Learner Profiles, Attitudes, Concepts, Skills, and Action Cycle to the students. However, I believe it is possible and you can work them all in during Circle Time! We first begin our day my choosing our Learner Profile for the day. The students come up one at a time and choose the Learner Profile they would like to work on for the day.
Minecraft Homeschool We offer action packed 5 week classes, full of out of game learning and in game application of the covered material. A bonus 6th week helps kids “say goodbye” to the server and have a more gradual transition out of the class. There is no curriculum in week 6. Please click on a class below to read more. New classes are being added all of the time! We plan to have classes in History, Writing, Mathematics, and Science in the coming school year.