Friday, April 29, 2011


Hi all! Mark your calendars for May 12th @ 2:00 PM. We are scheduled to have a Vidyo Conference with Dr. Pearson (Arizona State University) on Beetles!

We touched on this topic a little bit but never dived in - so, here we go! Get ready to jump in with Beetles!

The Zoom Gallery at Ask a Biologist is an awesome resource for kids to see up close and personal with beetles! I encourage everyone to check it out - it is intriguing!

On another note - I never knew that the Praying Mantis was more powerful than a beetle! Interesting!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Edith Moore Sanctuary (75 photos), by theresa trevino

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BUGZ Play (322 photos), by theresa trevino

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Trading Cards

Here are a few that were created today! We are planning to share them with Frostwood Elementary and also with our friends, Dr. Pearson & Dr. Kazelik with Arizona State University!

I'm so proud of these kids for: find a picture to use; typing their description in Microsoft Word; Pasting their information & uploading it to; saving their trading card; and finally adding them into an attachment to email to me! My class is so clever and SMART!


Here are a few examples that we did in class!

Here is a new type of bird call!

Why do birds use this type of bird call?

Why do birds sing?

Do Snowy Owls mate for life?

What eats a Blue Jay?

How fast can a Mockingbird fly?
Do Pine Grosbeaks

How fast can a Pacific Loon fly?

Do Penguins have a wingspan?

How old is the oldest Great Horned Owl?

How do you make a bird feeder?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vidyo Conference

Today went very well! The kids had SO much fun and learned so much! I plan to post the videos over the weekend - so stay tuned!

Bird Beak & Bird Feet

I found this on the internet. It has some great pictures that can help kids identify the different types of beaks and feet that their bird has!

You can also visit the website at:

Two very cool things that I wanted to share....

I saw this on the news last night about how you can create your own floral arrangement. I gave it a try and will post a picture as soon as I can!

I clipped these out of our courtyard!!!

Then, last week, this aired. I thought it was such a great idea - especially since we are looking for ways to help children eat healthier and make great choices! I so wish we could do something like this in our district!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Vidyo Conference # 2: April 18, 2004

Today was another fabulous day! We learned so much!

How many eggs does a Tree Swallow lay?

What is the wingspan of the Snowy Owl?

Why do birds sing?

We went ahead and typed in our answers using and here is what some of the students said:
Signal Danger
To Locate Their Mate
Show Off

Scientific Answer:

Do Parrots talk in the wild like they do in the pet stores?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vidyo Conference with Arizona State University

Today had to be one of the most amazing days of my life! I have never experimented with so much technology, going on simultaneously, in my life before! I want to applaud my class for being the COOLEST and for being so "easy go lucky". Ya ll were outstanding.

Here are a few clips that I was able to capture from the video conference:

What do you know about the American Goldfinch?

What is the Wingspan of the Red Tailed Hawk?

How many species of birds are there in the world?

What is the flight pattern of the Bald Eagle?

Tell me about the Bald Eagle's Wings... question answered!

What is the smallest owl?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Todays Meet is such a fantastic website. Your child had the opportunity to experience what it is like to "back channel". You can look at our dialogue for the next week at:

You can even join in and join our discussion!