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.
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