Karen Langdon
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"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope and confidence".
 
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This is a five day planning form that has been adapted to suit the kindergarten classroom. It helps you take a favorite shared reading text and plan to explore it in several ways to assist in meeting both decoding and comprehension goals. You will
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This is a simple activity that allows students to see that wind is a force. They begin to understand that wind can push and pull, and they can experience first hand how increasing the strength of the force increases the resulting motion. In this
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This is a great partner experiment that encourages creative thinking and problem solving. Students use a variety of materials to build a boat, and then test their structure in water. They must plan and execute a design with a partner, predict how
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This is a great large group experiment that can be used to teach the scientific process. It shows students how different variables impact an experiment, and they have a hands on look at force and motion by observing a car going down a ramp. Finally,
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This is a quick and engaging experiment that can be used to teach the scientific process. Students can practice asking questions, making predictions, observing an experiment, and comparing the outcome to their predictions. Students love this
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This is a great experiment that allows children to see how the shape of an object affects how far it will travel from the bottom of a ramp. They learn that the force of gravity is consistent, but friction is a counter force. Students practice making
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This is a simple but very effective experiment to help children to see one of the differences between fresh and salt water. With a few materials they will understand why objects are more buoyant in salt water. You will receive complete instructions
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This is a clear and engaging way to help your students observe and understand forces and motion. By focusing on the various components of the Mousetrap game they observe different kinds of pushes and pulls and are able to see how these forces impact
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This is a fun and simple experiment that allows children to see how friction works. They explore how different surfaces on a ramp affect how quickly an object will move down it. They practice making predictions, observations, and measurements, and
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This is a great small group experiment that can be used to teach the scientific process. Students practice asking a question, making predictions, conducting an experiment, and comparing their predictions to the actual outcomes. They work with
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This is a great large group experiment that can be used to teach the scientific process. Students practice asking a question, making predictions, conducting an experiment, and comparing their predictions to the actual outcomes. They also learn about
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This is a quick, fun activity that teaches kids how to collect data and analyze it using a bar graph. Kids will LOVE getting outside and watching cars drive by, and they will track the colors of the cars as they go. This simple activity also
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This is a fantastic experiment to demonstrate the insulating properties of blubber. They will discover how the fatty layer of tissue keeps ocean creatures warm. You will receive complete instructions with complementary photos, as well as a response
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This is a wonderful activity to help students learn about the features of shark teeth. They will observe and notice the different shapes of teeth, look at the ridges on some shark teeth, and then create their own. This integrates art and science and
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This is an engaging experiment to help children to learn why sharks float. They will discover how the oil content in the shark's liver makes it buoyant. You will receive complete instructions with complementary photos, as well as a response page for
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This is a lesson to teach students to measure (using feet or meters) and compare the lengths of a variety of whale species. They will not only learn to compare various lengths but will practice measuring long objects by placing measuring implements
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This is an activity to teach students about the life cycle of the sea turtle. It is designed using REAL photographs in order to make it particularly engaging for students. You will receive a poster of the life cycle as well as a blank poster and
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This is an activity students will absolutely adore that integrates art and science. They will use a variety of materials to decorate their own seahorse while learning about the creature's bony exterior armor. You will receive instructions with
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This is a FREE experiment! You will receive a materials guide, procedure, photos, and a complete student scientific report for them to record data and observations. This FREE experiment is PART of a larger unit available in my store. Please
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This is an activity designed to integrate math, art, and science. Students will create their own jellyfish with the purpose of balancing the body. They will work with weights and counterweights, while adjusting lengths of materials, to balance their
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been working with young children since I was sixteen years old, and was a counselor in training at summer camp. After seven years counseling, directing, teaching,and organizing camping and outdoor education programs, I began pursuing my teaching certification. I interned and worked at a Head Start, a daycare, and a Reggio Emilia based child development center with young children, all before finding my home as a kindergarten teacher for the public school system. I have now had the honor and privilege of teaching kindergartners for six years, and each year has brought more adventures, learning, and joy!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a classroom that honors children where they are, and teaches them to be the best people they can be as they grow. I am energetic and creative, and use lots of songs, music, games, and hands on experiments and activities in my classroom. I am also passionate about workshop teaching, using both writing and reading workshops in my class to meet students exactly where they are and help them to move forward. Most of all, I believe that teachers need to connect with their students in order to inspire their learning and growth.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Phi Beta Kappa Nominated for Teacher of the Year - 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree in Psychology and French from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Study abroad in St. Malo, France Study abroad in Strasbourg, France MA of Arts in Education, University of Michigan, Flint

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to being a passionate teacher, I am an avid traveler. I believe in sharing these experiences with my students, opening the world up to them through my stories. Please visit mt blog here: http://www.teachingace.com/blog-2/