Mrs. Alexander’s reading group has been involved in an owl project this week. They started with reading a non-fiction book, Be Wise About Owls. They discussed what they knew about owls and what they wanted to know. The discussion included the owl food and the digestion process, which led to finding information about owl pellets. They had the opportunity to dissect owl pellets and categorize the items that they found.
New portable microscopes and iPads allowed the students to get a close look at the hairs, feathers, and bones in the pellets. The students were completely engaged in this activity! The class will continue their study of owls, including the types of owls and the owl anatomy this week. This project has provided students the opportunity to work on reading, vocabulary, comprehension, as well as science and technology. This type of cross-curricular learning allows students to make connections, explore new ideas, and think outside the box. This is learning at its best!
Lori Kelly, PhD
Summit Christian Academy
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