Rachel Nieto

2nd grade teacher




Lanakila Elementary

Recent Posts by Rachel

Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:10 PM in Inquiring minds want to know...
It is due to pupil dilation. In bright light your pupils do not need to be dilated so much because there is so much light. But when the light is turned off, your eyes need time to "adjust" or dilate so that it can gather enough light to be able to see. If your class is small and you have access to the internet, this would be a good time to show students how to do research. You could also throw in ...

Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:04 PM in Misconceptions in the Elementary Classroom
I think that it is important to discuss what students already know about a topic before lesson is even done. I do this in many ways. Sometimes I like to have think, pair, share; when the students talk with a partner and share their thoughts, then later with a group and then with the entire class. This gives students time to share what they know in a non threatening way. I will take notes. While th...

Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:23 PM in Movies in Science
Oh thank you for this info. I have always liked Bill Nye videos. They are so entertaining and educational as well. I was surprised that I couldn't find them as easily as I thought I would be now I can =)