Reporters: Savanna and Izzy
On May 24th and 25th, Mrs. Bond’s class hosted a Bird Fest for the 2nd graders at Grace Jordan. There were nine stations to visit and explore.The fifth graders spent about one1 ½ weeks preparing for the Bird Fest.
During Bird Fest, there were 9 booths that the second graders could travel to. The stations were Oily Problems, Aiming to Save, The Fine Art Of Nesting, Habitat match, Eye See You, Bird Team Sport Trivia, Grizzly Gizzards, Avian Antics, and Eggstravaganza. At each booth there was an activity for the 2nd graders to participate in. At Oily Problems 2nd graders learned about the effects that oil spills have on birds. In Aiming to Save the younger kids learned about the things birds need to survive by playing putt-putt golf. In the Fine Art Of Nesting Kids learned the complexity of building a nest, while they attempted to build a nest out of the same materials birds use.
In Habitat Match, kids analyzed clues to discover the habitat of different species of birds. In Eye See You, the second graders learned about the different ways birds use sight and how the use their eyes help them hunt and survive. In Grizzly Gizzards, the kids used balloons to demonstrate how a bird's gizzard works. At the Avian Antics booth, 2nd graders played a wacky game of charades to learn the importance of courtship behaviors. At the Eggstravaganza booth kids learned the parts of an egg.
All of the participants, 2nd and 5th graders alike, l enjoyed Mrs. Bond’s Bird Fest. At the end of the Bird Fest the kids and teachers danced to “Rockin Robin”, (performed by Bobby Day). Mrs. Bond’s class would like send a shout out to Mrs. Holtz, for letting us use her gym and the second grade P.E. time. “Thank you Mrs. Holtz!” Therefore, everyone had a good time. Bird Fest 2016 was a success!