For the month of May we will be using our science skills to focus on birds. The two standards from the Early Learning Guidelines we use to teach your children will be:
Science Standard 1 : Science Processes and Inquiry - The child will investigate and experiment with objects to discover information. The children will be encouraged to use a camera and binoculars to see the birds. They will also create a bird's nest and discuss why birds build nests. We will take pictures of nearby nests to see if they have eggs in them.
Science Standard 3: The child will investigate plants and animals.- We will be using science skills by exploring a few birds, focusing on three: the red cardinal, chirping sparrow, and the pine Grosbeak. These are the ones we've been watching and feeding outside our classroom windows. We will also see who can spot Mr. Hawk that sometimes visits our playscape. They say a picture is worth a thousand words - just think about its worth to the child who captures it!
Ms. Teresa & Ms. Allison