This is part of the Rookie Biographies Series and includes books about Benjamin Franklin, Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. Rookie Biographies is an excellent series for stronger first-grade readers. The books utilize lyrical language and challenging vocabulary words, but also offer guidance with pronunciation keys and word definitions at the end of each book. The Dr. Mae Jemison biography is one of my favorites because not only was she the first African-American woman to travel into space, but she is an accomplished chemical engineer and jet pilot, making her a truly exciting role model for girls and boys alike.
Teachers in the areas of physical science, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and astronomy, including grades 7-12, are eligible for the award. To apply, a nominee must submit: An application form An educational philosophy statement At least four recommendation forms (more if you wish) from:A supervisor (principal or superintendent) A colleague (another teacher, but does not have to be teaching in the physical sciences) Two former studentsThe required forms are available from the SDSU Physics Department (www.sdstate.edu/physics) by emailing Sally.Krueger@sdstate.edu. It is important that the information on these forms be as detailed as possible to adequately evaluate each application/nomination.
Mrs. Kashihara is a 6th Grade Physical Science and 8th Grade Earth Science Teacher at Scottsdale Prep. Mrs. Kashihara joined the Scottsdale Prep faculty in 2018-2019. She has served as the course level lead for 6th grade physical science, assistant conductor of the symphony orchestra, and homework club monitor. 2b1af7f3a8