Elaine Makarevich

K-2 ELA and Spanish Teacher

My name is Elaine and I am fortunate to live and teach in rural northwestern New Jersey.  Family is important to me and so is my teaching career.  I have been blessed to be able to dedicate my life to both during my 29-year teaching career.  Spanning nearly three decades, my teaching assignments have included all subject areas (grades K, 2, and 3), ELA (Grade 4), Spanish instruction (K-6), Gifted & Talented Services Coordinator/Teacher, School-wide Enrichment Coordinator/Teacher, and Schoolyard Garden Coordinator. Teaching is truly a joy and a blessing in my life - it has allowed me to make a difference to many while being present in the moments of my own children’s lives. Our school garden motto sums up my career…by the children, for the children.

Lesson Plans

SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-4
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What About Bees?

This lesson introduces the importance of bees to humans, our food supply, and how children can create a healthy habitat for bees.

Topics: Expository Writing, Organisms: Life and Growth
Subjects: Biology, English Language Arts, Science
Topics: Expository Writing, Organisms: Life and Growth
Types: Lesson Plan, Video
SubjectToClimate
Grades K-2
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Plants Without Soil?

This lesson introduces students to the benefits of an aquaponics system, especially in areas where clean soil and water are scarce.

Topics: Expository Writing, Organisms: Life and Growth
Subjects: Biology, English Language Arts, Science
Topics: Expository Writing, Organisms: Life and Growth
Type: Lesson Plan
SubjectToClimate
Grades K-2
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Los Animales y el Clima

In this lesson, students learn Spanish phrases about animals, climates, and simple actions to save energy at home.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Spanish, World Languages
Topic: Climate Change
Type: Lesson Plan
SubjectToClimate
Grades K-2
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Los Animales y el Clima

In this lesson, students learn Spanish phrases about animals, climates, and simple actions to save energy at home.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Spanish, World Languages
Topic: Climate Change
Type: Lesson Plan
SubjectToClimate
Grades K-2
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Digging Into the Secrets of Soil

This lesson introduces the idea of soil as an ecosystem and as a carbon sink.

Types: Article, Lesson Plan, Video
SubjectToClimate
Grades K-2
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Plants Without Soil?

This lesson introduces students to the benefits of an aquaponics system, especially in areas where clean soil and water are scarce.

Topic: Organisms: Life and Growth
Subjects: Biology, Science
Topic: Organisms: Life and Growth
Types: Lesson Plan, Video