About Ms. Garcia
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our TAOTS families, new and returning, to an exciting new school year 2015-2016! My name is Nicole Calabro-Garcia and I will be your child’s Science Lab teacher this year. Students in grades K,1,2,3 and 5 have Science Lab once a week, while our 4th grade students have Science Lab twice per week.
I have been a Science teacher within the NYC Department of Education for about 17 years. I hold a license in Biology and General Science, and have taught high school Biology as well as Chemistry and Earth Science, in Brooklyn, for many years. I also hold a license in Childhood Education and have had the absolute pleasure of teaching Science Lab here at The Academy of Talented Scholars for the past four years!
About the Lab
In our Science Lab students have opportunities for hands- on discovery learning. Our labs are inquiry based, and aligned with the common core standards. Lab experiences are designed to support the Science curriculum students receive as part of their classroom instruction with their classroom teachers. Our beautiful Science Lab is located on the third floor, in room 320. We have been building up our Lab program over the past several years, and have been maintaining small classroom pets and other organisms for study in our lab. We have established a growing class Lab-library with many wonderful informational Science leveled texts for our students. We also conduct an annual Science Fair at the end of the school year, where students conduct classroom projects, and our upper grades conduct individual projects as well. I will be sending home periodic updates about the units we are studying in the Science Lab, in each grade, in the form of a Science Lab Newsletter.
I am very passionate about science, and am eager to help continue to foster a love of science in our TAOTS students as well. I am looking forward to working with all of your children this year and welcome you to contact me at any point throughout the school year at firstname.lastname@example.org.