This week we did a tools rotation so the students could explore the different tools we will use this year. There was a center for the spring scale, a stopwatch, a triple beam balance, a meter stick, graduated cylinders, a compass, and a microscope. Each center had directions for the students to follow so they could explore the tools in more depth. They made a journal entry for each tool, describing it's use and why it is helpful.
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!!