Mullan Trail Elementary

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January Visit

February 1, 2018 - 9:13pm -- mpattis

Where did this month go!?! Mrs. Hugo came in and taught us about bird migration. The students learned that birds migrate for more reasons than just to get warm. I love to hear all the questions my students ask about birds and how excited they get to learn new things! Mrs. Hugo is awesome!

November Visit From Mrs. Hugo

November 20, 2017 - 6:56am -- mpattis

Mrs. Hugo taught my students about habitats this month. She held a presentation, and then we took a walk around our school to determine various habitats near us. Afterwards, she passed our an aerial map of our school so students had a visual of the habitats. She even gave them an assignment over Thanksgiving break to draw a map of habitats around their homes. It was another awesome lesson!

September Visit with Mrs. Hugo

September 23, 2017 - 8:53am -- mpattis

This past week we had our first visit from Mrs. Hugo. Here are some things my students learned from her:

I learned about birds and one thing I learned was eagles almost went extinct. She showed us bird sounds on her phone. She showed us a slideshow about  all types of birds. Amarra

Mrs. Hugo came yesterday to teach us about birds. First, she put on a slide show about birds for us to watch. Then, Mrs. Hugo told the class that eagles almost went extinct. Last, she put bird sounds on her phone. Lily

When Mrs. Hugo came in we got to learn about birds. One cool thing about one bird is that the vulture can smell really well. Mrs.Hugo told us she saw a video about vultures that a guy put a piece of gross meat on the ground in the rainforest and waited for the vulture to come. It took the vulture only an hour and something minutes to find it. Also, my favorite bird was the hummingbird. Kinley

I learned that bids have special songs to communicate to other birds.Birds are very important to the environment because they drop the seeds to make new plants. Birds have beautiful feathers and colors to attract the female bird. Natalie   The first thing I learned was that there are 409 types of birds in the state of Idaho. The next thing I learned was there are over 900 types of birds in the United States of America. Then, Bald Eagles were almost extinct from a spray called DDT. Last, I learned that flamingos have really skinny legs.  That is what I learned with Mrs.Hugo. Scarlet


As you can see, we learned a lot in a very short amount of time! Mrs. Hugo is awesome!





Carrie Hugo's last visit.

January 29, 2017 - 5:32pm -- mpattis

Mrs. Hugo was in last week for her January visit. She taught my students about the adaptation of birds beaks. After watching a movie on the different types of bill, the students were divided up into rotations. Each rotation had "bird food" and examples of "bird beaks." The kids experimented with which beak was best for which type of food. For example, which of the following "beaks" (straw, tweezers, or salad tongs) be best to eat gummy worms in oatmeal? They had a blast and hopefully learned a lot!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
3 Ground 09/11/2017 - 9:00am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
5 Feeder 09/11/2017 - 9:00am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
2 Perched 09/11/2017 - 9:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
8 Feeder 09/11/2017 - 9:00am Details

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
8 Ground 09/11/2017 - 9:00am Details

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
1 Feeder 09/11/2017 - 9:00am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
6 Feeder 01/28/2016 - 1:00pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
11 Feeder 01/28/2016 - 1:00pm Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
5 Ground 01/04/2016 - 9:00am Details

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
1 Feeder 01/04/2016 - 9:00am Details


Mary Pattis, Grade 3
Post Falls, Idaho USA
Latitude: 47.7187
Longitude: -116.953


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