Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Show Me App

Here is another new piece of technology. It is a free app called Show Me. I've given the kids a challenge... So, they are to create a video explaining something to do with math.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Virtual Field Trip

Hey friends!!! 
Here is a cool website that Mr. Kazilek and Dr. Pearson (our friends from Arizona State University) have been working on.  It is in BETA form which means that it is a “test” to see what needs to be improved.  If you have a moment, they would love for your thoughts.  If you should find a typo – please let me know!  Thanks for helping out!  I know you are going to love it!  I’ve also placed a link on it from my blog.  It is best viewed in Google Chrome!
Thanks for playing!  Don't forget to share your thoughts about this (what you liked) in the comment area below!
Mrs. Trevino

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zentangle Feathers

Today, we spent some time learning how to Zentangle feathers. A special thanks goes out to Helen Williams for her idea of the Scrolled Feather and Carole Ohl for her Featherfall design & instructions.

Before starting, check out the video that has been posted on this blog:
Scrolled Feather Lesson
Once you have viewed the lesson (approx. 3 minutes), then continue with this one below.  A huge thanks goes out to Aaron Maurer for putting this collaborative project together!  We have really enjoyed learning about the Bald Eagle!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Writer's Workshop

We are working very hard writing stories about our lives.  Recently, we took a story that we wrote and exploded the moment   That is where we take one idea and go into more detail making the story event clearer for the reader.  We can't wait for publication!!!

Auction Project

Be sure to check our the cool plates that I painted for the Auction!

Monday, February 18, 2013


We began our bird research today.  This is a very exciting adventure and I am so fortunate we could collaborate with some children all over the world.  Currently, we are enjoying watching Liberty & Justice in their nest.  We have already learned that a bald eagle egg takes anywhere from 32 - 35 days to hatch.  Depending upon when the first egg was laid, the female may wait until her second egg has been laid to begin the incubation process.  That is because they would like for the eaglets to hatch around the same time!

You can see them too at the Alcoa Bald Eagle Web Cam.  
Below is a picture of Liberty with her eggs in her nest.   

The children are so excited as I am too! Some of the topics that we are learning more about in teams are:

  • ·         Birds of Prey
  • ·         Habitat
  • ·         Symbolism & Cultural Influence of the Bald Eagle
  • ·         Protection & Laws for the Bald Eagle
  • ·         Lifespan of the Bald Eagle
  • ·         Anatomy of the Bald Eagle

 I am in hopes that with the help of Karen Harrell, we will be producing our very own podcasts to share with the rest of second grade and possibly some other students around the school.