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I believe I'm in a rather unique spot with all this. Here, we have half-day
kindergarten...2-1/2 hours a day. This makes things really "cramped" when
trying to get it all in and meet state req.'s as well as district goals and
Good luck getting it all done.
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> Subject: Re: [Teacher-talkinquiry] from extending kits to developing
> It's not so bad when you take it one kit at a time. I'm lucky now because
> none of my projects are grant funded, which means that though I have less
> money to work on, I don't have any time restrictions. I have two projects
> that have really been in the works for almost a year now. I want to
> finish them this summer, but the more I think about how to
> incorporate more inquiry, the more unsure I am what I want to do with
> One of my current projects is a big dinosaur kit with five activities,
> some of which have more inquiry and some less. That one I'm feeling
> pretty okay about because at least there are choices for students and
> teachers on how they want to use it. The other kit I thinking about
> scraping completely and starting over is on mammal skulls and teeth. The
> kit has eight different skulls and is supposed to focus on what we can
> learn about an animal by studying its teeth and skull. This one is such a
> rich topic for inquiry, but I'm not sure where to go with it. It's really
> "Hall, Georgia" wrote:
> > Sandra,
> > Sounds like a good idea, but how many years or eons do you have to
> > accomplish this? :o) I agree. This would really help the teachers.
> > Gee
> Saundra Wever Frerichs
> Museum Educator
> University of Nebraska State Museum
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