Science Biomes, Food Webs, Plants & Animals Reading With Nature Full Year Course

Amy Westrick, That ADHD Teacher (She/Her)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(52)
In this on-going class, we learn about biomes, plants, & animals while talking, taking turns, and presenting up to three info cards each week!

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Michigan 5th Grade Science Standards
Science Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
5-PS3-1 Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair,
growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the
5-LS1-1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth
chiefly from air and water.
5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants,
animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Michigan 5th Grade English Language Arts Standards
Speaking and Listening Standards K–5

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative
discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and
texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing
their own clearly.
a. Come to discussions prepared, having read
or studied required material; explicitly draw
on that preparation and other information
known about the topic to explore ideas under
b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and
carry out assigned roles.
c. Pose and respond to specific questions by
making comments that contribute to the
discussion and elaborate on the remarks of
d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw
conclusions in light of information and
knowledge gained from the discussions

Students will use brainstorming techniques.
Students will improve their public speaking skills and build confidence while speaking with others.
I have taught middle and high school English Language Arts for 17 years. I have taught English literature and composition to advanced students preparing for private high schools with even higher aspirations of attending Ivy League schools. I have taught at all grade levels from grades 4 through 12. I have tutored adult college students in these areas as well. I have taught students with minimal English and seventh-grade students who read at first-grade level. I have achieved great success while completing courses in my doctoral program.

I have a minor in Geography and gave school tours at a Local Nature Center. I love nature and my happiest moments are spent in the woods. As a child I grew up walking through the trails at my grandparents house and loved to see the flowers bloom and change as the seasons changed throughout the year. I am an avid but terrible gardener. I thoroughly enjoy plants and nature and want to share my enthusiasm for the natural world with students through the lens of reading and exploration.
I teach classes for grades 2-12 for Neurodivergent and Traditional Students. I utilize numerous strategies to teach learners of all backgrounds and abilities. I teach a wide array of students with unique learning needs.
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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(52)
If you found me, then there is a reason. 
I notice the good things in your students and build from there to create a positive mindset and grow your students quickly and with a firm foundation of necessary skills for success in adult life. Contact... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages 8-12
4-10 learners per class

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