Grace Jordan Elementary

What's New

IBO Field Trip

October 20, 2017 - 9:54am -- ianneely

On Wednesday the 6th graders were able to go to the Boise River to catch and release some wild birds.  The ornithologists there were extremely knowledgable and the kids were engaged in the entire process.  It was a little windy so we were only able to catch a few song sparrows and a quail.  The kids were also tasked with organizing some data that the scientists had captured using camera traps.  All in all it was a fantastic field trip!

Budding scientists

September 1, 2017 - 9:25am -- ianneely

This week the 6th graders have been learning how to be observant scientists.  We've been seeing many birds by our feeders and at first it was difficult for the students to contain their excitement.  Naturally this would scare the birds away so we have been studying how good scientists make observations.  The students have become much more patient and calm around the feeders, which has allowed them to sit much closer to the feeders and create sketches of the birds as they visit.  Overall the students seem excited to start the program and learn more about birds.

Where have all the birds gone?

April 7, 2017 - 7:55am -- ianneely

Ever since coming back from Spring Break we have not seen very many birds at Grace jordan.  Our feeders are full and we've been watching each recess, but with no luck.  The students have hypothesized that the birds have been scared off due to the stinky trees nearby.  These Bradford Pear Trees do have a strong odor.  The squirrels have not been scared off though, they've been  trying to jump from the Bradford Pear Trees to the feeders.  They've had more luck with the ground feeder though.  We will keep watching vigilantly and awaiting the return of our beloved finches and sparrows.  

Report by Marissa and Ryhanna

March 24, 2017 - 1:05pm -- ianneely

Yesterday Mrs. Coffman taught us the different types of bird nests.  There are many types of nests, such as cup, cavity, man-made, burrow, and many more.  We also made bird feeders and ot bird seed to take home.  The next time Mrs. Coffman comes we will tell her about the birds we will see and she wil even bring a special guest.  We can't wait to see who it is!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
5 Feeder 11/15/2017 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
3 Ground 11/15/2017 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
5 Ground 11/08/2017 - 8:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
6 Ground 11/02/2017 - 12:15pm Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
8 Ground 10/31/2017 - 11:00am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
5 Feeder 10/26/2017 - 10:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
9 Feeder 10/26/2017 - 10:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
3 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
6 Ground 10/20/2017 - 9:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
5 Feeder 10/16/2017 - 10:00am Details


Bird by Bird

Educating children one bird at a time!

Participating Schools