Grace Jordan Elementary

What's New

February Post

February 28, 2018 - 11:11am -- ianneely

Our Finches and Sparrows must have found a new place to feed this month, we have not seen many at all.  We have had some visits by Eurasian Collared Doves and Mourning Doves though.  This month Mrs. Coffman taught our class about different kinds of bird mating rituals.  We are also working on a bird art project during our art time on Fridays.  We are looking forward to seeing more birds as the weather warms up soon!

January Post

January 31, 2018 - 3:44pm -- ianneely

This month we did not see nearly as many birds as we have in previous months.  We only had to fill the bird feeders up a few times.  Hopefully we will see more birds at our school as the weather warms up.  We did have a very exciting visit from Ms. Coffman and Little Hawk, who is a Swainson Hawk.  Little Hawk got a little excited at first and tried to jump away, but after awhile Little Hawk calmed down and we were able to look closely at this beautiful bird.  We've also been studying Newton's Laws in science and we made some connections with the the laws and how birds fly.  

*December Post

January 8, 2018 - 7:52am -- ianneely

In December we wrapped up the final edits of our bird essays.  The students worked hard to create a polished final product.  Each student researched a different bird and examined ways that it has adapted to be successful.  We also had a visit from Mrs. Coffman.  She talked to us about bird calls and songs.  The students were surprised to hear many familiar songs during her lesson.  They will use this knowledge to more accurately identify birds at our feeders.  Speaking of which, they are up and ready to go for the next month!

Winter Birding

November 30, 2017 - 11:09am -- ianneely

This week Mrs. Coffman came to Grace Jordan to teach the 6th graders about bird watching in the winter.  She described the 15 most common birds that we might see during this season.  The students used identification techniques that they have learned this year to make predictions.  For example, they looked at the shape of the beak to determine what the bird might eat and use that information to guess if it was a finch, sparrow, woodpecker, or in another category.  The students were engaged and excited when they were able to correctly identify the pictures.  We continue to see lots of finches and sparrows at Grace Jordan but we are hopeful that we will get to see some of the interesting species that Mrs. Coffman shared with us.  


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Perched 03/16/2018 - 9:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
6 Feeder 03/07/2018 - 9:30am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
4 Feeder 03/07/2018 - 9:30am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
5 Perched 02/28/2018 - 11:00am Details

Common Raven (Corvus corax)
1 Ground 02/28/2018 - 11:00am Details

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
2 Feeder 02/09/2018 - 8:45am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
8 Feeder 02/09/2018 - 8:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
9 Feeder 02/09/2018 - 8:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
8 Feeder 02/06/2018 - 2:00pm Details

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
3 Feeder 01/31/2018 - 3:45pm Details


Bird by Bird

Educating children one bird at a time!

Participating Schools