School officially starts in less that one month. Normally I would think that one month is a lot of time but considering school let out almost 2 months ago and it feels like summer has been a flash, I have a feeling this next month will go even faster.
Naturally, here I am sitting at my computer thinking about science and lesson planning. Here is my plan for Unit planning.
Purpose (state the problem): I was looking for a blog about teaching 5th grade Science that contained posts about actually teaching content but I couldn’t find one. I’m not saying one doesn’t exist, I’m just saying that I looked for days maybe even weeks and couldn’t find what I was looking for.
Research (find out about the topic):
Hypothesis (predict the outcome of the problem): I’m going to keep this blog to document the teaching and learning that occurs in my classroom.
It’s not always going to be pretty but it will be honest. My idea is to tackle the school year one unit at a time with the world joining my students for the year. I want to talk about real teaching. That means saying how I’m going to address vocabulary, what I’m using to engage my students and what I’m doing to make it stick. When I do all of that I am also going to have to admit what worked, what didn’t, how I can make changes to improve my teaching.
Analysis (Record the results of the experiment): This is the whole point of thescienceexperiment.com, to record the experiment of teaching 5th Grade Science.
Conclusion (compare the hypothesis to the experiments conclusion): We’ll just have to wait to see what happens…….