Karen Rivas

Future Educator



Recent Posts by Karen

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:15 PM in Motivation
As a student teacher, I am always looking for ways to motivate my students before my lesson. In my case, the students I work with really enjoy watching small video clips on Brain-Pop in regards what we are going to learn, so most of the time that is what I do. In addition, I incorporate students' interests in my lessons in order to keep them engaged because it is very important that they are both ...

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:08 PM in Science For Early Childhood
Hi! when I worked for an After School Program I did a small science activity with my preschoolers. The activity was about the seasons and how the leaves on the trees changed throughout the year. This activity required the use of 4 toilet paper rolls that would represent the trunk of the tree, we also used paint to create the different leaves in the tree and place it in a construction paper folded ...

Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:48 PM in Science Notebooks
To be honest, science notebooks are really helpful in a science class because students are able to write down their observations and make inferences in regards what they are learning. I am a Student Teacher and my cooperating teacher allows her students to use their science journals in creative way, it is a third grade class, and students create flip-books and sometimes just draw pictures to repre...