Posted by Ruth Bode / 9:28 PM /
With our Bird Restaurant now officially open, students are reporting sightings of many different birds visiting the area. At recess or lunch break, students take out our Bird Watching Kit to help them identify the birds we have in our school gardens.
In the kit, students use laminated pictures I have made, a chart and a field guide of Australian birds (The Slater Field Guide for Australian Birds) to identify their bird sightings. Students also have a chart to record the birds they see. They record the name and description of the bird, where and when it was sighted. I intend to add some small binoculars to the kit....for fun!
Kids are amazing!! They now see so many birds and are finding them really interesting, telling me of many different birds they have seen at home, over the weekend and on the way to school.....and they know what kind of bird it is!