Sunday, February 24, 2013

Owl Pellets

This year, my teaching partners and myself rearranged our year long plan in order to teach our National Symbols unit around Election time.  But, I have struggled with this plan all year.  I am such a creature of habit, clearly.  I'm the only one in my class having a hard time with the change, because obviously the students don't know any differently.  So, currently, we are in the middle of our Owl Unit (which should be in October).  The kids are having a blast.

Our chart for what we want to know about owls!



Bones and fur!
We invited our 5th Grade big buddies to help us dissect owl pellets!  We sorted and counted our bones. We made predictions and recorded our findings in our owl pellet booklets.









We finished up our "Fun Froggy Friday" with a great owl art project we found on Pinterest.




These direct draw owls were done on dictionary pages!  We will finish them this week by coloring in the feathers!  I'll post a completed project this week.

I'm off to have dinner and get some sleep!  Have a wonderful last week of February!  

8 comments:

  1. Good for you for doing a science lab!! It doesn't happen enough in the primary grades. I also love that you got your buddy class involved!! I'm your newest blog & TPT follower!!

    Amy
    Happy Teacher Heaven

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  2. Pinterest too!! I love finding new pinners to follow :)

    Amy
    Happy Teacher Heaven

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    1. Thanks for the comments. I love hands on science for my first graders. It really does keep them engaged. I'm heading over to your blog to follow you also!

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  3. Love your owls! I know what you mean about american symbols. We did a little bit during the election and saved some for around Presidents Day. I thought I had it all figured out until one of my kids informed me after reading that "we already read that one but its a good one- so its okay."

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  4. That's cute, Carrie! Thanks for the comment!

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  5. Love the owl activity! I am teaching animals to my 4-5th graders, so I will definitely tag this for next year. Thanks!

    - Deirdre aka Evil Math Wizard
    Come visit my blog at Evil Math Wizard.

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  6. I love the owl art project idea! I had to go to pinterest and hunt down the pin that you referred to so I can see an idea of the finished product. :) And of course, pin it to my Teaching Owls board! I also really like the idea of dissecting the owl pellets with older grade buddies.
    ~Melissa
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

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