Sunday, February 10, 2013

Winter on the Trail

Deer Tracks on the Trail


Student with bird feeder!
Last week we continued to learn about birds in class, as we prepare to participate in the North American Backyard Bird Count on Friday, February 15th.  Russ Schipper, from the Kalamazoo Audubon Society will be back with us to help identify the birds in our backyard and submit our findings online to Cornell University.  Learning about the common birds in our backyard has been an exciting way to practice non-fiction reading and writing.  Last Friday, Anne Long came to our class bringing supplies and helping us make bird feeders to attract our feathered friends.  We made them and hung them out along our trail.  We can't wait to see who has been dining on our delicious peanut butter/lard/fruit/seed bird feeders!  We have also used our knowledge of birds and written a variety of poems.  This Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. some of those poems, along with other favorite poems, will be part of our Poetry Night at Foundry Hall.  My students will be reading original poetry on stage and signing autographs afterwards.  This fun event is opened to the public and sure to bring a smile to those who love birds or kids or poetry.   

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