I am still working on a couple different units to hopefully post soon, but coming back from Vegas and now moving, I have been away from my computer a lot. One thing I was able to get done was my long range planning guide for Science. My blocks in my day around 1 1/2 hr reading block, 1 1/2 math block, 45 writing, and every other day 45mins of either Science or Social Studies. We decided to switch of Science and Social Studies to give more time to Reading and Writing. Here is what our Science Long Range Planning looks like:
In Minnesota for Second Grade there is not a lot of Science Standards, so we made up a lot of our different units. You can see under each of the units, what standards it is covering. I love teaching Science. When I was going through school it was always one of my favorite subjects, especially physics. It is just so fantasizing to me to figure out how things work. The school I work at is a STEM school, so we have a lot of opportunities for science in the classroom.
I would love to hear about how science works in your classroom! Science is such a great subject for students, and I wish there was more time in schools for teachers to be able to teach it. There are some students, who really struggle in reading and writing, and science just clicks for them. But if they do not have the opportunity to learn about Science they will never know.
Pray for me that I get through this hectic week!
Love from Minnesota,