Mary Ibe

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"Let nature be your teacher." -William Wordsworth
 
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By Mary Ibe
This unit focuses on owls as birds of prey. Included in this packet is an owl fact sheet, a predator/prey owl game, owl poems with a blank worksheet for writing owl poetry, my recommended owl book reading list, a lesson plan on how to do a simple
Subjects:
Environment, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Games
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This activity uses active movement to get your students to hunt for mittens and gloves that are camouflaged. It is a simple way to connect your students with nature. It will also beat the winter doldrums. I am the Program Director for an
Subjects:
Environment, Literature, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.1
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Think you can’t study animals outdoors at your school? Think again. Studying squirrels can be a great way to conduct an animal study using a real, live animal. Children love to watch these creatures, and delight in noticing where they live, what
Subjects:
Math, Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Games
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.B.3, 2.MD.D.10, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.2.3, W.2.8, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3...
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This lesson is a great way for K-5 teachers to incorporate engineering design core discipline ideas with environmental studies. It uses the outdoors and natural items and the wonderful book "Fairy Houses" by Tracy Kane as a springboard for the
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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Take a hike around your school grounds to explore all sorts of things. This resource will give you ideas for 8 different types of hikes you can do with little advanced preparation. Bonus inserts for a science notebook are included.
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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This is a unique way for you to try an interactive presentation with your students. You will use an interactive 'science notebook' to explore. You can pick and choose any or all of the six topics: how to choose a tree, where to plant a tree, how
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Games
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It is great fun for children to see a whole entire tree, roots and all, in the palm of their hand. Students really enjoy studying tree seedlings. I will describe the different methods I use to easily acquire seedlings in the lesson plan as well
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
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This unit has four activities in it that you can tailor to fit your needs. Comes with a bonus free download (Arbor Day Booklet) that can be used by students. A great way to easily recognize this lesser known holiday while helping to fight
Subjects:
General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Earth Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
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This is a journal that you photocopy and staple together for the students to use all year long. You will select a tree at your school to study through each season. Detailed lesson plans for activities to go with the journal entries are included.
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Science Centers
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This mini-booklet will provide some very basic opportunities as use for celebrating Arbor Day. For the full lessons, please visit Mary Ibe's store to purchase.
Subjects:
General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Earth Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

18 years in public schools teaching science to middle school and high school students. 6 years teaching environmental education to students and teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Science inquiry methods is my preferred teaching style. I like using science notebooks and problem based learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence- science since 2001.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: National-Louis University, Evanston, IL Graduate: Chapman University, Orange, CA

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to education k-12 students, I also enjoy providing professional development workshops for educators.

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