Grace Jordan Elementary

What's New

*March Post

April 2, 2018 - 7:45am -- ianneely

March was an eventful month for Grace Jordan 6th graders.  We completed our statistics inquiry bird project.  In this assignment students had to analyze bird sighting data gathered from over 100 years in Idaho.  They used their new knowledge of statistical analysis to understand and create presentations on this data.  The 6th graders also worked on a bird art project led by Mrs. Westerberg and learned about tracking Curlews with Mrs. Coffman.  Right now we are cleaning our bird feeders in anticipation of lots of visitors this month.

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!


What we've seen this school year


Species Countsort descending Disposition Date and Time Link

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
0 Feeder 11/20/2015 - 9:00pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
0 Feeder 12/14/2015 - 9:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Feeder 01/14/2016 - 10:00am Details

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
1 Feeder 10/10/2016 - 2:30pm Details

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
1 Feeder 08/31/2017 - 10:45am Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
1 Feeder 12/06/2017 - 10:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 05/25/2016 - 9:45am Details

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)
1 Feeder 10/24/2016 - 2:30pm Details

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
1 Feeder 10/26/2017 - 1:30pm Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
1 Ground 11/14/2016 - 10:45am Details


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