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Early Elementary (K-2) Science

 
 
Welcome to K-2 Science! 
 
 
 
The K-2 Science Scope & Sequence:
 
 
Kindergarten
"A Year of Exploration"
(Using our School Grounds)
1st Grade
"Examining the Earth"
(Using the Green Woods Pond)
2nd Grade
"A Deeper Understanding of our World"
(Using our grounds, community, and world)
1st
Trimester
 
Experiencing the Natural World through our 5 Senses
  • 5 Senses
  • Weather
  • Forest
 
 
 
Earth's Water & Water Habitats = Hydrosphere
  • Water Cycle
  • Types of Water Habitats
  • Ponds & Wetlands
  • Oceans
 
 
Amazing Animal Adaptations!
  • Animal classifications
  • Bats
  • Adaptations
  • Fossils & Extinct species
 
2nd
Trimester
 
Engineering & Agriculture
  • STEM - including Balance & Motion
  • Agriculture
 
 
 
 
 
Earth & Land Habitats
  • Rocks
  • Soil
  • Landforms
  • Biomes
  • Animals in Winter/Adaptations
 
 
Earth & Space
  • Earth's natural resources
  • Alternative energies
  • Weather
  • Reason for the seasons/space
 
 
3rd
Trimester
 
Exploring Ecology
  • Insects
  • Water Habitats
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Positive & Negative Human Effects on the Environment
  • Negative: Waste, overuse of resources, pollution, trash vortex, threatened/endangered species
  • Positive: Recycling, composting, reducing waste
  • Agriculture
 
Insects & Plants
  • Food Chains
  • Bees
  • IPM
  • Seeds/Plants
  • Flowers & Trees
 
 
 
This is my 14th year at Green Woods Charter School and my 16th year teaching.  Before becoming a science teacher six years ago, I spent my time here at Green Woods as the 2nd grade teacher.  Science has been a passion of mine for a very long time and I was delighted to begin a new adventure in my teaching career. 
 

My goal in the classroom has always been to inspire students to be excited about learning.  They should question, seek out information, explore and feel as though they are a part of our classroom community.  I look forward to another incredible year, with my favorite scientists!  Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns - or just to offer information.

Just a little bit about me:

  • I received a Bachelors of Science from Shippensburg University in 1998.  I then went back to school and received my Elementary Education Certification through the masters program at West Chester University in 2001.  In 2011, I completed and received a Masters of Education from West Chester University.  In 2014, I became certified in Environmental Education.
  • Some of my hobbies outside of teaching include: reading, listening to music, travelling (my favorite places include - Shenandoah National Park, Maine, St. John USVI, Bucks County, Paris and Italy), knitting, cooking, spending time with my friends and family (especially my niece) and playing with my cat Pippa. ​​