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Kindergarten teacher shares her class' bird investigation

Talking with other early childhood educators enriches my understanding of how children learn and I often learn good ideas for teaching about particular science concepts. I had an online conversation with Mary Myron who I met at the 2013 annual … Continue reading

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Birding and Engineering Makes for a Great Week

Two worthy programs to participate in this year or mark on your calendar for next year. Great Outdoor Bird Count Monday is the last day for this year, so it’s not too late to take part in a citizen science … Continue reading

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Looking at and counting birds, Friday–Monday, Feb 17–20, 2012

What birds do your children notice as they arrive and leave your site? Taking a walking fieldtrip is another way to have a bird-viewing session with your students. Casual observations of birds can be the beginning of understanding that living … Continue reading

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Spring bird sightings bring reflection on conference sessions

Spring migration brings additional bird species back to their nesting range and in numbers that children can easily observe. There have been plenty of American Robins pulling up worms from the rain-soaked ground. And the children discovered a Robin’s nest in … Continue reading

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Recording observations and collecting data about birds

Birds are wild animals that children are quite likely to see and recognize. They live in the city and in the country and in between, all over the world. Why not begin talking about the birds that your students see near … Continue reading

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The GBBC* is just weeks away!

*Great Backyard Bird Count, February 18-21, 2011 Fifteen minutes is a long time by preschooler standards. And that is the minimum length of observation that can be submitted to the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), an annual four-day … Continue reading

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New web tools and technology

At the beginning of every school year, I had to submit a list of 2–3 professional goals, with an action plan of how I would meet them. Using appropriate instructional technology to improve student engagement and learning was one of … Continue reading

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For the birds

In previous entries, I’ve mentioned the online, collaborative projects that are part of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s (CLO) Citizen Science program. Well, they’ve done it again! The Spring 2008 issue of Birdscope, (an excellent newsletter with an online version), … Continue reading

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