How to Catch a Leprechuan… by Mrs. VanBrocklin’s Class

Mrs. VanBrocklin’s 2nd graders discussed with a partner where a leprechaun might be if he were hiding in the school. Next they worked in small groups to plan how they could catch a leprechaun. (You can see their planning page here.) Finally, these using the Explain Everything app to make a movie explaining their plan. Enjoy their work!

When We’re 100… by Mrs. VanBrocklin’s Class

To celebrate the upcoming 100th day of school, Ms. VanBrocklin’s class used the AgingBooth app to see what they might look like when they are 100 years old.  Next, we brainstormed what they will be like when they are 100. Then they used our Google form to compose a Tweet about what they’ll be like when they’re 100. Enjoy their work!
VanBrocklin 100 Day Pics 2016

 

Mrs. VanBrocklin’s Class Learned About Circuits!

Mrs. VanBrocklin’s class learned about circuits through the use of circuit stickers.  First, we explored this Symbaloo webmix to learn what makes a circuit work.

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Next, we watched this tutorial video to see how to make our circuit stickers work. (The video is also part of the Symbaloo webmix.)

Finally we were ready to try to make our circuits. We used the template provided by the maker of the circuit stickers, Chibitronics. (You can find that template here or also linked on the above Symbaloo webmix.)

Once everyone had a working circuit (some of us practiced perseverance and problem solving to make our circuits work), the students turned their circuit into a light up art piece.  Enjoy their work!

Merry Christmas & Thank You for Your Service! from Mrs. VanBrocklin’s Class

Mrs. VanBrocklin’s class listened to the book, The Soldiers’ Night Before Christmas.

Next they made Christmas cards using this card maker from abcya.com.  Before making them, we discussed how our military serves our country every day of the year, even on holidays.  Students were asked to keep our service men and women in mind as they created their cards.  Enjoy their work below!

Merry Christmas to our service men and women!  Thank you for your dedication to our country!

Mrs. VanBrocklin’s Class is AWESOME

Mrs. Kennedy’s second graders discussed how everyone is AWESOME at something. We watched this video by Kid President to be inspired:

In this video, Kid President is introducing a guide to being awesome.  Here is our digital version of how we ARE awesome. Enjoy their work!

***To complete this project students first drew pictures  and wrote with the Story Maker by abcya.com.  Next we compiled their pictures using the 30 Hands app and recorded their voices.