Through Mary and Jesus we learn what love is and how to love others. Earlier this month I was talking with my sister and friend how our world is today. Our students are so involve in their own little world and they do not know how to interact with other people. Also, their parents are very busy working that there is no discipline. My friend made a good point that sometimes our students do not respect us because they do not know us but that is the same treatment that Jesus the son of God received. People did not respect him and in fact they talked bad about him. He won people over by teaching them as well as showing them how to love and respect others. Jesus showed others love, compassion, understanding, mercy etc. Therefore, us as educators and parents we need to teach our children to love by loving and respecting them.
We do have to remember that the most important thing that Jesus thought us is love.
Never about control or possession
About saying sorry to the person you have hurt
We should always remember to love others just like God loves us. God loves us no matter what we do or say. He forgives when we do wrong. His love is very big and it never ends.
The most important gift that we should all ask for is love, so our whole world can be different and all disasters can come to an end. We should nusrish that love we have for others.
In this season of adevent we are called to reflect and change our lifes. For the ones who have read my blog I am a catholic school teacher and I teach my students the importance of prayer. This year I decided to do things differently each day during the advent season. Everyday we are reflecting and thinking of how we can change. Today we focused on hope.
The students did a brain dumb on hope.
Then they had to reflect how they envision hope for the world and themselves during this season.
I know it has been a while since I have not written something new. I promise that this academic year I will be more proactive on my blog. Well I had one month of vacation and during this month off I was doing a lot of thinking as well as researching for new ideas on setting up my classroom. I think I have some ideas in mind which later this week I will be posting in my blog.
Also, during this month of relaxation I did some shopping!!! for the class. I went to Dollar Tree, 99, Walmart, Barnes and Noble and Target. I bought some bins, white board, map, learning flashcards, caddies and more. I will also be posting pictures of the items I bought later this week.
I also did some research and based on the group of students I will be getting this year they benefit from learning tasks. I was looking at some on line and they were either expensive for my budget or they did not aligned with my state standards, therefore, I did not had any other choice but to make my own. I made some but I am still working on crating the rest, which I think this will be an on going project for the rest of the school year.
I hope you are enjoying your vacation and see you later.
This year our school is implementing the Next Generation State Standards. We are teaching science across the curriculum.
3-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. The performance expectations above were developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Science and Engineering Practices Developing and Using Models building and revising simple models and using models to represent events and design solutions. Develop models to describe phenomena. (3-LS1-1) ———————————————————- Common Core State Standards Connections: ELA/Literacy – RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). (3-LS1-1) SL.3.5 Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details. (3-LS1-1)
Production and Distribution of Writing:
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories
Directions: Research two trees (answer and write all the questions in a sheet)
Research one tree from California and another tree from another state.
Research the trees and use the graphic organizer to write facts.
What patterns did you see?
Why do you think the Californian tree you chose is different from the tree you chose from another state.
What does phenology mean?
How does a tree change throughout the year?
Why does the tree change through the year?
How do you identify a tree species?
How is this tree used (economically, ecosystem service?)
How can you identify how old is the tree?
How old is the tree?
How tall is the tree?
Vegetation – what types, quantity, invasive species, etc.
Animals – species, status, diversity, etc.
Water – sources, locations, currents, etc.
Human impacts – settlements/activities
Draw a map of the trees you chose
Do a diorama of the trees you choose and label everything that is in your diorama.