Roseanne Mamer


I am a third grade teacher at Kaiserslautern Elementary School.  I live in Germany and teach at a DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) school which supports military and civilians that work here. For the past three years I have been working with Ms. Sarah Loomis, our educational technologist.   She is also a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert (MIEE), as well as a SMART Exemplary Educator (SEE). Through her we were able to get this amazing global connection and have collaborated with our classroom via Skype to other classes around the world.

School: Kaiserslautern Elementary School

Our Projects

What is Global Warming?

Students watched a movie about global warming and the effects that it has on the Earth.  We discussed what we could do to reduce or reverse the changes that are contributing to climate change in the Earth’s atmosphere.  We prepared a bulletin board to visualize ideas to combat global warming.

Why are the Ice Caps Melting?

This week was focused on ice caps melting and the impact that global warming has on them.  Our language arts story was an expository nonfiction on penguin chicks where they learned facts about the emperor penguin.  Then in small groups, the students learned more about penguins and their environment with their leveled readers.  At the end of the week, I read the book, “Why are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming,” by Anne Rockwell.  We discussed the greenhouse effect and some things that produce greenhouse gases, and some that don’t. We ended the week with an experiment that is in the Powerpoint presentation.

Cardboard Challenge

Kaiserslautern Elementary School had a cardboard challenge to use all recyclable material to create something with a function.  The video presentation shows my students in the creation and final project mode:  Kailah's paper holding monster, Mackenzie's trash robot, Kane and Nolan's basketball game, and Justin's marble maze game.