At our most recent Science in Pre-K training session we played with a new material…polymer water beads!
Science Knowledge for Teachers
Without the pressure of classroom planning and the daily routine of the school day, summer is a great time to continue professional development goals. The Office of Early Childhood at DC Public Schools recently facilitated their second annual summer Professional Development series. This two week program provided a variety of workshops for early childhood educators and support staff from Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms in DCPS to continue professional development goals throughout the summer.
Talking about seasons with young children is a great way to engage students in the world around them. You probably talk with your students about the seasons throughout the school year. But do you know what causes the seasons? The changes between fall, winter, spring and summer can be explained by a relatively small phenomenon that has a large impact on our Earth.
We all know that the Earth is round — but did you know that the Earth does not "sit-up" perfectly straight? It is actually tilted slightly — 23.5 degrees, to be exact. This is a small tilt, but makes a big difference!
The school year is coming to a close! You are probably focused on your upcoming day of relaxation, or perhaps transitioning into your summer job. With the pressure of the daily grind off your shoulders — while a short, and let's be honest, precious time — summer is a great time to just relax and decompress from the school year.