Grace Jordan Elementary

What's New

Feeder Mania!

January 7, 2015 - 8:24pm -- jenniferbond

Over the break, students experienced the excitement of feeding birds!  Part of the fun was figuring out how to hang our new personal bird feeders. Ribbon, yarn, coat hangers and a variety of other supplies were used to get them up ASAP. In addition,many students had stories to tell about tricky squirrels attacking their feeders. Check out the creative contraption Mahala made from a milk jug and soda bottle in our photo gallery. Finally....the birds! Although some saw few, others reported doves, juncos, finches and even a flicker or two!  Grace Jordan says, "THANKS BIRD BY BIRD!"

Which Raptor Is That?

December 1, 2014 - 2:47pm -- larryridenhour

The Friday before Thanksgiving break Larry came to Jennifer Bond's class to teach the students how to identify the 17 diurnal raptors that you can see in Idaho.  The focus was general differences: falcon vs hawk, buteo vs accipiter, eagle vs osprey, etc. with a test bird on the front of Larry's t-shirt.  The class was capped off with a viewing of Ms. Bond's favorite video - Falcon vs Mtn Biker.  This is a must see race between a mountain biker and a peregrine falcon.  The link to the video is below.

Energy for the Cold

November 20, 2014 - 8:42am -- jenniferbond

We just can't keep those feeders full!  Along with the birds, many squirrels are feasting.  They did a terrific job digging out our ground feeder after the big snow last week.  Sometimes, we see a pair of doves IN the ground feeder...just hanging out, sometimes up to 10 min. Students are wondering: are they resting? Guarding the stash? Hmmm....


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
11 Feeder 03/07/2017 - 9:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
5 Ground 03/07/2017 - 9:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
8 Feeder 03/02/2017 - 9:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
5 Ground 02/28/2017 - 11:30am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
8 Ground 02/23/2017 - 9:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
12 Ground 02/10/2017 - 11:45am Details

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
6 Feeder 02/10/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
14 Feeder 02/10/2017 - 11:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
8 Ground 02/09/2017 - 10:30am Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
3 Perched 02/09/2017 - 10:30am Details


Jennifer Bond, Grade 5
Boise, Idaho USA


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