The Birds & The Bees: How do Communities Help with One Another?

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1. Listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information through their Naturalist Journal in the specific animal section

1.1. Use a variety of resources

1.1.1. Field Trips-Leighton Art Centre

1.1.2. Library- picture books and concept books

1.1.3. Parent Volunteers

1.1.4. iPad Apps

1.1.4.1. iBird

1.1.4.2. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audubon-nature-pacific-northwest/id399001190?mt=8

1.1.5. Experts

1.1.5.1. Pam Asheton: Serious Backcountry Alberta http://www.pamasheton.ca/

1.1.5.1.1. Discussing wintering birds on her ranch, and how they survive the Alberta winter. What the birds eat? What types of feeders do they like best?

1.1.5.2. Peter Sherrington, Research director at the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation. http://www.eaglewatch.ca/index.html

1.1.5.2.1. Discusses the migration of the Golden Eagles and other raptors in the Rocky Mountains.

2. Building Things

2.1. Weaving- Children explore weaving using willow frames, and yarn materials. Use pattern theory with hands on materials. Discussed how birds weave while they are making their nests. @ the Leighton Art Centre

2.2. Bird Boxes. Bird Enthusiast Andrew Stiles presents to children regarding invasive bird/plant species and their effects on Alberta's Native bird and plant life. Teaches children ways to preserve our Alberta through building a bird nesting box for the Mountain Bluebird.

2.3. Bug Boxes. Possibility... Need to find expert

2.4. Bird Feeders

2.4.1. Pine Cone birdfeeders

2.4.2. Platform Feeder for around Labrynth

3. Language Arts Links

3.1. TICO-literary study on being yourself.

3.1.1. Children journal about what they would do to help someone if they had a magical feather to give away.

3.2. POEM

3.3. Lois Ehlert, Snowballs

4. Artwork

4.1. songbird in birchtrees watercolour collage

4.2. Felting- felt a ball of your bird. For culminating activity.

4.3. Paper Birds