Grace Jordan Elementary

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Bird Calendar Project

November 30, 2016 - 1:16pm -- ianneely

This month we have been making a calendar for our parents.  We will be giving them to our parents for Christmas.  For every month we have a different bird and background.  For example, for October we have trees and an owl.  For April we have rain and bluebirds.  It's a great project!  Mr. and Mrs. Luque have been teaching us how to make our calendars once a week.  We can't wait to finish our calendars!

By Melissa

Bird Observation for November

November 7, 2016 - 10:39am -- ianneely

  Mr. Monte came over to our classroom and brought a golden eagle named Slim. He told us that slim as her sheek had a cover, and if he did not give her enough food, she will be alsmost dead. Then, people found her and gave to Mr. Monet for rehabilitating, she has been with him almost 28 years. She was named slim because when Mr. Monte saw her, she was so slim just before starving to death. He said, she thought he is her soul mate. Mr. Monte had her for very long time, he felf he married to her. Mr. Monte said that once her claws grabbed his arm twice. Two times a week, Slim flies away to catch some preys, and when he has a long pole, Slim flies back to him and lands on the edge of the pole. 

Posted by Ahmad

Bird Report for October - Grace Jordan

October 18, 2016 - 3:43pm -- ianneely

   In Mr. Neely's 4th grade class, we have three or four people out on every recess to observe birds. We have one round feeder and two tube-like bird feeders. The types of birds that we have seen are house finches, mourning doves, and black capped chickadee. 

   We also use binoculars and books that help us see what kinds of birds they are. The books that we use are The Finch Hand Book, Pocket Guide to Sage Bush Birds, Sibly's Backyard Birds of the Rocky Mountain States, Birds of Idaho, and Biginners' Guide to Birds.

   Everyday many birds go to our feeders.  We have one ground feeder and two high feeders.  So far we have found 28 birds today.  We mostly see house finches, mourning doves, and black capped chickadees.  The Bird By Bird program is awesome!

   Also, we have a special man, Mr. Ridenhour that comes to our classroom to teach us about the types of birds we will be seeing. Also, something cool that he will be doing is bringing live birds to show us. We are so excited.

By Ahmad and Marissa

Bird FEST 2016

May 25, 2016 - 3:37pm -- jenniferbond

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!                 


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 03/01/2019 - 10:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Ground 03/01/2019 - 10:15am Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
4 Ground 03/01/2019 - 10:00am Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
3 Ground 03/01/2019 - 10:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Ground 03/01/2019 - 10:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
10 Ground 02/27/2019 - 11:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
5 Ground 02/27/2019 - 8:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
3 Perched 02/27/2019 - 8:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
12 Ground 02/26/2019 - 3:00pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
9 Perched 02/25/2019 - 9:15am Details


Ian Neely, Grade 6
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.5927
Longitude: -116.262


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