Monday, June 11, 2012

My First Science Lesson

I must confess: I don't like science. It was always my least favorite subject throughout school and once I started my education courses in college, I avoided having to create any science lessons (I ended up having to create some eventually, but believe me, they were not my finest work). I felt the same way about math until last summer when I vowed to become a better math teacher. I sat down with our math curriculum, looked over it and decided how I needed to teach it better and how I needed to design my math centers. Once the children came, I observed what they were struggling with and created center activities for those skills. WOW! Did our math abilities ever improve! I was so happy with how many math skills my kids learned. And I feel that my concentration on this subject had a little something to do with this great feat. Not only did the kids learn more, but I could tell that they really enjoyed math more. Now, I actually enjoy teaching math---something I never thought would happen. I've decided that I'm going to have the same attitude about science this year. I've just finished my first science lesson and I gotta say, I'm enjoying the content more than I thought I would. I even created my first emergent reader for this lesson packet, which I'm super excited about. :) Click the picture below to check it out.


***First three to comment get a free copy. 
***To the first three commenters on the Curious George Fry Phrases, I promise I'll send your free copies! 

29 comments:

  1. Oh this looks awesome! Love it!

    asponn@evdio.org

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  2. This looks awesome! I hear ya, science was my least favorite subject to teach too..but the kids love it!

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  3. This looks awesome! Good for you for taking on something you don't really like!

    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  4. I feel the same way! I feel like Science could be so fun it just always seems to take a back burner to everything. Looks like a cool unit
    eheynach@gmail.com

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  5. Looks fantastic!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  6. I love your blog and the Science Lesson looks GREAT! I would love for you to check out my blog if you get a chance!

    heather.byers@saintpaulschool.net

    The Busy Busy Hive

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  7. I am going to do better at teaching science this year...excited for your unit!!

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  8. Kinda late but love this and all your stuff!!!

    Ashley.e.thurston@gmail.com

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  9. Yeah for me!
    It is a beautiful unit! I LOVE science but wish that I had more time to teach it.

    Lori@
    bee-the-change.blogspot.com

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  10. I hope I am one of the first three! I love it!

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  11. Super cute! I need to create some more science lessons for my class. I really didn't live science till I had an awesome professor who taught Teaching Science in the Elementary School! She made science rock!

    Brittany
    Secondgradesweets.blogspot.com
    Kielarbn@pba.edu

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  12. How exciting!!! I feel the same way you do about Science. Your unit looks great! :)

    Nicole
    nherzog26@gmail.com

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  13. I totally understand! Science is not my thing either! Your preview looks great!

    rachel.turnage14@gmail.com

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  14. I would love to have this!
    Ashleygangloff@gmail.com

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  16. I am not a fan of teaching science either!! I am trying very hard to learn to love it! Thank you for creating this unit. It looks awesome! I would love to see more. jmurdock@amherst.k12.va.us

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  17. This looks adorable!
    April
    ajohnson45039@yahoo.com
    Johnson's Jungle

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  18. SO adorable I love you new unit! Saw your store on TpT, so cute!

    stephaniebarclay1@yahoo.com

    :)Steph
    kindergartensparkle.blogspot.com

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  19. I am so glad someone is doing science resources!! We need them!! Thank you so much!! :)

    Ana
    ana.gonzalez@tcu.edu

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  20. This pack looks awesome!
    I love teaching Science, just never enough time =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  21. Aww missed it, but it looks great!! I'm not a huge fan of science, but I love seeing great science lessons pop up, because they are hard to come by! :) Great job!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  22. I love science... It looks great!!!
    Amy

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  23. I'm so glad to see this! I need all the science ideas I can get. Science is hard for me to teach too. Not sure why I don't like it as much as other subjects.
    Jane
    rsmiramo@smsd.org

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  24. Awesome ideas!
    Jane
    rsmiramo@smds.org

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  25. Great idea! Look forward to seeing more of your science units!

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  26. please send me a copy.. i would like to have those worksheets :) thank you so much..hoping for a positive response..

    jollycastro14@gmail.com

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