Friday, September 5, 2014

Chickadee Bird Club

On Friday mornings the kindergarten students go to the first grade room for a Reading/Language lesson and in the afternoon the 1st graders come into my room for Chickadee Bird Club.  

Today was the first meeting and it was really a lot of fun!  I try to incorporate as much science, nature and deeper thinking skills as I can during the lessons.  Today I kicked it off by telling them why birds are so cool!  The kids were full of enthusiasm and loved what I was telling them.  I think kids naturally love nature, so it is good for them to gain an understanding and deeper appreciation of it.

They are watching a short video of the Ruffed Grouse. They think it is so funny!
Here they are trying to beat their "wings" against their body like it does.

1 comment:

  1. I like your approach, I want to start a birding club for 6 year olds but I see more education than activity. What's better than a real scavenger hunt for kids out there birding?