My name is Alicia and I love teaching! My love of teaching and education led me to create teachersworkstation.com so I could reach out and help fellow educators. I have taught a variety of grade levels and subjects. I honestly have loved them all! From middle school science to elementary school and pre-k, if i was asked to teach any of those again I would say yes in heartbeat! Teaching science stole my heart! Because I have seen the struggles in teaching this subject successfully, I have felt led to create quality, standards based curriculum that is easy to implement no matter what your science background is.
When I decided to stay home with my first baby, I absolutely loved it. However, I really missed teaching too! I now teach preschool at a two day a week program so that I get my teaching fix while still having the time I need to work with teachers around the country to build their best curriculum for science. I feel like I have the time to create all the resources that I wished I had while teaching science. I want to use my gift of time to help teachers who are in the classroom and may not have all the resources they would like for their students to be successful. Time was something I didn’t feel I had as a teacher, and I know others feel the same way. I am happy to be able to help my fellow teachers. I connect with other educators, and continue my professional education to stay current on teaching standards and strategies. I have made this site to collect teaching ideas and materials. When a good idea comes to me, I can’t let it go to waste! Maybe some of my ideas or materials could help you enrich your classroom learning or make planning a little easier.
From my experience in 5th, 7th, and 8th grade Science classrooms, I know how important it is to help the teachers in the grades below you find quality teaching resources. My goal is to create resources to not only help 5th and 8th grade (Texas state testing grades for Science), but to help the younger grades build the foundation they need along the way. In addition to the posts and pages here at Teacher’s Workstation, I am building a collection of resources in my TeacherPayTeacher store. So far, I have created a full year of Science lessons for 5th grade and a full year of Science lessons for 4th grade. I am working on Kindergarten through 3rd grade as well as middle school. I have worked as the head Science teacher in an elementary, giving me training and experience in the challenges of teaching Science in the younger grades. I am hoping to collect and create resources that easily fit into the busy day of Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers and help them prepare their students for the STAAR test (standardized testing) along the way. Using both state and national (NGSS) standards, I create quality, challenging lessons (complete with all printable materials) to allow your students to experience science in a hands on and meaningful way.
The majority of special requests I receive for custom lessons and science programs come in over the Summer months, so I usually base my creation schedule on those special requests.
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