Rochelle Pascual

5th Grade Teacher

Affiliation

Wheeler Elementary School

Recent Posts by Rochelle

Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:03 AM in Learning by Gaming
I read the article on this too and my first question was, "Do they not realize how much gaming the kids do out of school?" Most kids game at least 10-15 hours Mon. - Fri. & about 8-10 hours on the weekends. That's on the low side too. If kids would read for at least half the amount of that time...now that would be something. The only curriculum that gaming would fit in perfectly is physical educa...

Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:06 AM in Science in the Average Day
I'm going to totally jump off tangent here but it's disheartening to me how science & social studies is always shoved to the back because of state tests. If a school is labeled restructuring, etc., the focus is all reading & math. I know of schools that teach only 1 hour per week of science because of their school's status. I understand the reasoning but it doesn't make me feel any better about...

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:13 PM in Websites For Science Teachers
www.sciencebuddies.org is a fabulous science site. I teach 5th grade & we use it to prepare for the Science Fair. It's very user friendly & could even be used to teach the scientific inquiry process from beginning to end. The explanation on variables is very well stated. The students enjoy this site & was surprised at how easy it was for them to find a science fair topic that interested them. ...





Recent Reviews by Rochelle


Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 AM
5 Outstanding Resources
The Resources and Human Impact: Grades 5-8 SciGuide makes it easy to incorporate environmental science into your curriculum. The information provided is very easy to understand and the lesson plans are fantastic and teacher friendly. It's definitely a CAN DO. The SciGuide includes a two sections, 1) Environment as a System and 2) Environmental Degradation. In each section there is a lesson plan, a case study, an audio clip and a sample of student work. Also included are media clips and links to other resources. The media clips are interactive and engaging. The clips are excellent for the visual learners who need to "see" the lesson. I highly recommend this SciGuide as an excellent start to teaching Environmental Science in your classroom.


Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 AM
5 Outstanding Resources
The Resources and Human Impact: Grades 5-8 SciGuide makes it easy to incorporate environmental science into your curriculum. The information provided is very easy to understand and the lesson plans are fantastic and teacher friendly. It's definitely a CAN DO. The SciGuide includes a two sections, 1) Environment as a System and 2) Environmental Degradation. In each section there is a lesson plan, a case study, an audio clip and a sample of student work. Also included are media clips and links to other resources. The media clips are interactive and engaging. The clips are excellent for the visual learners who need to "see" the lesson. I highly recommend this SciGuide as an excellent start to teaching Environmental Science in your classroom.