With the first graders currently studying birds and endangered species, we wanted to give the students a chance to highlight all they have learned. We thought getting to see live birds face to face would be much more engaging than just looking at a picture of a bird in a book. With the help of Marcia and Mark Wilson, our students learning literally grew wings!
Marcia and Mark Wilson introduced the students to live owls through their program, “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World”. Students learned about the signs and skills naturalists use to find wild owls without disturbing them in their natural habitat. They were able to see different types of owls up close. The students also practiced hooting and learned about how to protect owls.
This program was a memorable way for students to make meaningful connections to their learning and bring their study of birds to life.
Mrs. Keohane is the School Librarian at the P.A. Shaw. She loves hockey, going to the beach, and reading (obviously!)