Karen Tirado

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By Karen Tirado
This unit has three experiments using ice to have the students experiment with ways that heat causes change, measuring changes in size and mass, and learning to read a thermometer. The students will use scientific inquiry to hypothesize, complete,
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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A science journal can offer a way for the students to record what they learn from the science activities taught. When they write about their observations and communicate what they have learned, it fulfills some of the Common Core Writing standards.
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General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
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Activities
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4 Experiments using heat and thermometers. This unit is a series of experiments which allow the students to explore changes in matter caused by heat. There are four experiments that can be done in a series of days or spread out to spiral and
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
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A math journal can offer a variety of chances for your students to practice and communicate what they have learned in the Common Core Math standards. This unit contains a variety of blank pages the students can use to turn a spiral notebook, a
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Arithmetic, Graphing, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
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Math games are a good way to provide the students a way to practice the math skills that they have been taught. Using the dice gives your students an unending variety of math problems and there is minimal preparation for the teacher. If you make
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
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As the new year starts, here is a one (or two) week unit to help K-2 students get to know each other. This is an integrated theme with language arts, math, science, and social studies activities to make an interesting and fun beginning to the
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
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This unit covers levers and primary balances. It is physical science made fun and easy. While there is minimal preparation on the part of the teacher, it allows the students to enjoy the exploration for themselves. The two parts can be done as a
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in grades K to 2 for over 30 years. I have worked extensively with EEL and At Risk students. I have taught in three different states. I taught ESL (grades 1-6) in South America. I always have enjoyed the challenge of teaching a diverse student population. I have worked in self contained and team teaching situations. The title "Teacher Next Door" came from one of my former team partners who always said one of the things she liked about teaching was the collaboration and always said, "You are only as good as the teacher next door."

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in creating a classroom environment in which the students feel challenged, supported, and encouraged to reach their fullest potential. I want my students to be independent and self motivated to learn. I like the students to be hands on in their learning and working in cooperation with one another. I like activities that encourage the students to develop a love of learning and work toward becoming life long learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was Teacher of the Year for my school. My class won the Northern Nevada Science Fair for 4 different years (placing second twice and third twice in the Primary Division). I have been a mentor teacher for new teachers and a mentor for ESL and science.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. from the University of California, Davis in Early Childhood Development. I received my teaching certificate from the state of California in Bilingual Education with an emphasis in Spanish. I have a M.A. in Reading Improvement from University of California, Northridge.

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