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Crystals and Gems - Show and Tell
Join me to share your own, and enjoy other's, beautiful gems, minerals and geodes
Crystals and Gems - Show and Tell
Description
This class is for learners who want to share their love of gems, crystals, minerals and rocks. Students often want to spend a good part of class time in my other rocks and crystals classes sharing what they have. This class will provide a platform for structured sharing with some useful information about the stones, where possible. Tips for discovering more about the rocks will be shared. This is a good class for students who have already attended one of more of the crystal and gems classes. And it is also a good lead in for the Identification of rocks and Minerals class.
1- Welcome and introductions- 5 min
2- Individual sharing- Each student (if 5 enroll) will have 5-6 minutes to share a few of their favorite specimens and share what they know about them. If fewer children enroll sharing time will be adjusted accordingly.
3- The teacher will wrap up the class in the last 10 minutes with tips on how to obtain further information about the children's rock specimens and will post a handout with further information for students to download.
4- The teacher will encourage children to study further by taking, "Crystals and Gems: Identifying Minerals and Gems" class to learn more about rock and mineral identification practices.
Learning Goals
  • To have the opportunity to share with others crystals, minerals, and rocks that they love and enjoy collecting
  • To practice social skills by sharing in a constructive and orderly manner
  • To become more knowledgeable about how to obtain information on the rocks they are collecting
  • To further an interest in rock collecting
Outcome
  • Students will gain additional knowledge about the rocks and minerals they own
  • Students will engage in a structured social time with peers
Supply List
  • Children will bring at least five (5) samples of their own rocks and gems to class to share with the other students
Additional information

Must have a minimum of two students enrolled.

Once a week One-Time Class
35 minutes Class Duration
5 Kids Maximum Class Size
Ages 8-13 Age Range
USD 13.13 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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