Earlier this month, Miss Ally and Miss Kristin brought owl pellets to our classroom. We did owl pellets last year and, with 2/3 of the class being the same as last year, didn't expect to do them again this year. The 2nd and 3rd graders begged our B3 facilitators earlier this year to bring them back because "the first graders didn't get to do it and it was SOOOO COOOOL!" The long-eared owl pellets this year were collected by a gentleman that works for Idaho Fish and Game and he came to help us disect the pellets and show us some cool bones.
I, as the teacher, was so excited to see the level of excitement and engagement which was even higher than last year's! Last year there were a few students that would barely touch the pellets and these same kids, this year, dove right in! I had a few first graders get down and dirty cleaning and identifying the bones. You can see in the photos just how awesome they thought this activity was. We are really excited to be able to see a Great Horned Owl come visit our classroom next month!
In bird feeder news, we are still dilligently cleaning, filling, and watching our feeders but still have seen no evidence of birds eating at them. We are very sad, but are hopeful that the birds will discover the seed as the weather gets colder and other sources of food are covered with snow. Fingers crossed!