Today we discussed inherited traits and learned characteristics. Inherited traits are things we have/can do when we're born. Learned characteristics are those things we had to learn to do. We looked at a list of things a macaw is able to do, and determined if they were
learned or inherited behaviors. Then we looked at lots of different pictures of
various things (child rolling her tongue, color of a goldfish, freckles, ability
to play an instrument) to make the distinction between inherited and learned.
I'm a wife, mother of two, and 4th grade teacher who is totally in love with her job! I teach math and science to roughly 40 kids a year. I've tried to model my classroom after this quote by Elliot Eisner - "When the joy is in the journey, the journey will be pursued." I feel very fortunate to work in an amazing school district, where it is commonplace to push students to their full potential and settle for nothing less. I truly feel blessed!!