Each month our families get together to give us a chance to show off what we have been learning in class. This month we all got together to learn about habitats around the world in a little different way. First, we decorated our room with the weather of the habitat.
Then we created dioramas showing what our habitat looked like. We made our habitat interactive, though. Instead of just writing information down and having parents read it, we typed up an informational paragraph about the animals and plants in our habitat. Then we turned the paragraph into a QR code! The parents who came used the QR Code Reader on their phones and our iPads to find out the facts. It was kind of like a mystery.
The best part of the whole day was when we played Kahoot with our parents. All of the questions were from the information we had on our dioramas. Some of the students played with their parents and some played against their parents. Conor won. He had the most points of all.
It was a fun time learning and sharing with our families! We can’t wait for our next Family Follies!
We are doing a project called Project FeederWatch. It is about finding different bird species, graphing and recording the number we see, and then reporting it to Cornell University.
We are doing it for the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University. We are doing it October through March. We are doing it in Mrs. Fraher’s class, Mrs. Goucher’s class, our school habitat, and by the desert wash outside our class.
We are feeding the birds, observing the different feeder locations throughout the day, and recording what we find.
The first steps of this project was to get to know the birds and their features and their habits so when we are ready to tally their numbers we know what species we are seeing.
We did this through observing birds,
keeping a record of the species we have found using a digital camera and a birding journal.
So far, we have observed nineteen species!
Cactus Wren House Finch White Crown Sparrow
Song Sparrow Curved Bill Thrasher Gila Woodpecker
Gilded Flicker Gamble’s Quail Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal American Robin American Crow
Abert’s Towhee Western Wood Pee-Wee