Statement of purpose in education:
I am a multi-grade teacher with an interest in STEAM, language arts, visual art, animation, and the changing narratives in history. I enjoy designing curriculum for cross-subject projects, using state standards and benchmarks, in order to create meaningful educational experiences that foster the needs of diverse learning styles and individuals. I want young people to find the joy in learning so they can lead fulfilling lives as thoughtful citizens in a multi-cultural society.
Here are some photos throughout the years, mostly of fun "Wow Science" lessons that I created for grades TK-5.
5th grade language arts lesson
5th grade language arts lesson
Physics magic
Physics magic
Human circuits with kindergarteners
Human circuits with kindergarteners
Science + art with play dough sculptures
Science + art with play dough sculptures
Science + art with circuit cards
Science + art with circuit cards
Slingshots in class
Slingshots in class
Sound frequency slime
Sound frequency slime
Which temperature water is more dense?
Which temperature water is more dense?
DIY tornado box
DIY tornado box
Environmental science
Environmental science
The science of bubbles
The science of bubbles
Dry ice bubble contraption
Dry ice bubble contraption
Things that glow are amazing
Things that glow are amazing
DIY bottle rockets
DIY bottle rockets
Earthquake engineering
Earthquake engineering
Clay boat engineering challenge
Clay boat engineering challenge
Easy, inexpensive engineering challenge
Easy, inexpensive engineering challenge
Slowcoasters - everyone works as a team
Slowcoasters - everyone works as a team
I organized the Vine Hill Elementary Science Fair into a community event, 2014-2019
I organized the Vine Hill Elementary Science Fair into a community event, 2014-2019
Animation class storyboarding
Animation class storyboarding
Stopmotion animation with middle schoolers
Stopmotion animation with middle schoolers
For more information or lesson plans, contact joycemr@gmail.com