Yessica Castillo

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Recent Posts by Yessica

Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:36 PM in States of Matter activities
Hello! I would like to share something from one of my education courses this semester. We learned about the states of matter the same way we have been many topics which is using the 5E lesson cycle. One of the activities that stood out to me was the Oobleck activity. It is based from a Dr. Seuss book called Bartholomew and the Oobleck, my teacher began by reading us this book and asking ...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:28 PM in Building a Foundation for Science
Hi Everybody,  I am a Student Teacher in a Kindergarten class and I have been struggling with focusing on just the foundation for my students. Since it is my first time working with kids this young while using a curriculum, it's important for me to touch on the basic points. But how much is too little? and How much is too much for students at such an emergent level? Any tips or resources for...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:08 PM in Incorporating Science in a Language Arts Classroom
Hi Brenda R., I can definitely recommend you to do some science during your reading or writing block. I like to do science read alouds with my students, a great place to find books, both fiction and non-fiction is on You can find books in both English and Spanish and they range from many different reading levels so they are appropriate for all grade levels. Another way i...