Need some ideas! (First-time teacher here)

Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by Xylune, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Xylune

    Xylune New Member

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    I will be a first time teacher very soon, and naturally I have been racking my brain worrying about this and that.
    This is my first time on a teacher messageboard, and I'm hoping to find a home here.

    I will be a 4th grade Science teacher, so if you have any Science content ideas, please include them.

    Please let me know if you have any ideas or tried-and-trues for the following:

    Time-filler activities (last a few minutes, maybe while there's a few minutes before recess/lunch)

    Ways to add multi-cultural perspectives into 4th grade science lessons

    A handy checklist to have during parent-teacher conferences, things I may want to address

    Ideas for lessons that emphasize social interaction, classmates getting to know one another, ice breakers - for the beginning of the year

    Where can I find the following type of forms? Behavioral chart (to track behavioral problems for individual students), template for positive letters/memos to parents (to say something like - Your child did something good today!)

    Any advice on professional teacher organizations that I may be interested in joining? (eg A-Pel)


    Anything else you can think of that might be helpful to a first time
    4th grade Science teacher!

    I thank you in advance for any help or advice you can provide. I'm a nervous wreck!
     
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  3. Rebel1

    Rebel1 Connoisseur

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    Welcome!
    Check with what is in your SCHOOL RESOURCE files and use your TEAM TEACHERS.
    GOOGLE is your BEST friend right now, SO use it!
    Got to get to bed, but I'll key you some info after work tomorrow.
    Good luck and "DON'T LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT!":D
    Rebel1
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    HI and welcome!!!

    I really, really can't help with the 4th grade science. But I did want to welcome you to AtoZ!
     
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    You may also like the songs from Mr. Duey, Ron Clark, and Rockin' the Standards. FMA Live also has really good music/videos for force and motion. Steve Spangler is also AMAZING when it comes to experiments. He does soda explosions and all other kinds of interesting demonstrations that engage students.

    PBS also has three great sites that can help you- http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/, http://pbskids.org/zoom/, and http://pbskids.org/designsquad/.

    Here are more- http://delicious.com/Ms.Jasztal/Science. I highly recommend Edheads. I am compiling more websites in that list as well.
     
  8. allyd

    allyd Rookie

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    Do you know what topics you will be teaching in Science? I may be able to help.
     

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