Grace Jordan Elementary

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April Post

April 30, 2018 - 2:55pm -- ianneely

We have been waiting patiently for our birds to come back to our feeders but they have not made much of a return.  For a while we were seeing a few mourning doves every morning, but our sparrows and finches are nowhere to be found.  Today we were visited by a conspiracy of ravens in our courtyard.  It was exciting to see them descend on the lawn.  In class we have been making paper mache birds.  We started by researching the dimensions of our bird so that we could make accurate models.  So far we have a peregrine falcon, a bard owl, and several other birds of prey.  We are excited to go on a field trip next month to Dedication Point with Cory!

*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.  

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
10 Ground 04/30/2018 - 12:45pm Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
4 Feeder 04/30/2018 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/16/2018 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Bath 04/12/2018 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
7 Ground 04/11/2018 - 11:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/06/2018 - 9:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/03/2018 - 8:45am Details

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

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Ian Neely, Grade 6
Boise, Idaho USA

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