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Crystals and Gems: Meet the Beautiful Side of Feldspar
In this class students will be introduced to the beautiful feldspar gems: Moonstone, Sun stone, Labradorite and Amazonite.
Crystals and Gems: Meet the Beautiful Side of Feldspar
Description
In this class students will be introduced to the beautiful feldspar gems: Moonstone, Sun stone, Labradorite and Amazonite.
In this class you will learn: basic information about gemstone feldspar, where these gemstones can be found, you will identify labradorite, amazonite, moonstone and sun stone.
You will see actual examples from my collection. Through discussion and slides, we will identify characteristics of this class of mineral. We will also discover where they can be found. Some basic information about rock types will also be reviewed. At the end of class, we will play a Jeopardy game to see how much you remember!
Learning Goals
  • Students will learn basic information about the gem stone feldspars
  • Students should be able to identify 4 feldspar gems when the class is complete
  • Students will know where these gem stones can be found.
Outcome
  • Students will gain basic knowledge of some feldspar gemstones.
Requirement
  • No previous knowledge of rocks and minerals is needed. You may also bring to share any examples of feldspar you may have.
External Resources
  • None will be used explicitly in this class. The teacher will use her own experience and field guides to inform the class content.
Supply List
  • Students will need paper and a dark fine point marker or a white board and a dry-erase marker.
Once a week One-Time Class
35 minutes Class Duration
5 Kids Maximum Class Size
Ages 8-13 Age Range
USD 15.43 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Education and have taught for many years. I have loved reading since I read my first chapter book at age seven, so I enjoy teaching book studies.I have always had a passion for science. I love rocks and minerals, plants and herbs, and in general most sciences. I believe children, like myself as interested in the mysterious and the strange. Learning is an adventure. My mission is to make learning fun.
Some of my online courses include: book studies for kids from 8 to 15 years; STEM and STEAM classes; preschool classes including, phonics, pre-math, pre-language, and story times. I have a very popular series of classes on rocks, minerals, and crystals for ages 8-13. I also teach geography classes. My years as an elementary and as a preschool teacher have prepared me to teach these subjects effectively to a wide range of ages.
I enjoy teaching classes that highlight my own hobbies and interests such as gluten free cooking, and the mysterious and strange things in life. I can provide a listing of class I have developed upon request.
I am a passionate teacher with more than forty years experience teaching preschoolers to adults. I have taught in home-school preschools, private preschools and public preschools. I have trained teachers as an adjunct instructor at a community college, and have taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 in public and private schools. I've spent a large part of my career simultaneously holding workshops, and training and mentoring child care professionals while teaching kids full time. More than 100 child care professionals have earned a CDA credential under my tutelage. Many more have completed their associates degree in Early Childhood Education.
I have been a successful online ESL teacher for more than four years with VIPKid.
I also teach online for Outschool and just passed my second anniversary there. Some of my online courses include: book studies for kids from 8 to 15 years; STEM and STEAM classes; preschool classes including, phonics, pre-math, pre-language, and story times. I have a very popular series of classes on rocks, minerals, and crystals for ages 8-13.
While my professional experience is extensive, the heart of my passion is kids. I love playing with children to help them learn. Every child has his or her own learning style and as a teacher I strive to find how best to help children create their own learning.
I taught my first online class in 2004!
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