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Kelly Myers
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Earth Day!
Our class had such an amazing time working on our Earth Day service project with Mrs. Jeanne. After learning about what Jeanne does at Riverbend and why she is so passionate about taking care of the environment, the class decided to spend the day helping na...

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The toads have arrived!
The toads have perfect timing. Today's class was our last day focusing on reptiles and the toads made our transition to amphibians rather smooth. We spotted several male and female toads calling and preparing to lay eggs in one of our ponds. We can't wait t...

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Turtles, snakes, and lizards... Oh My!
As we begin our reptile unit, we paused to review and compare what we have learned about mammals, birds, and reptiles. We learned that while mammals and birds are "warm-blooded", reptiles are "cold-blooded" so they rely on their external environment to warm...

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 To wrap up our bird unit, we spent the morning learning all about nests. After spending some time in the classroom observing a couple nests, we brainstormed materials that birds could use. While on our hike to the stone story circle we collected various it...

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Mud Pie Time!
Spring is approaching and that means it's mud season! It was such a great day to play in the mud this week and boy did we get muddy. The class made a delicious "chocolate mud cake with Oreo frosting" that quickly prompted a mud fight.  This week we brought ...

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Inventing our own birds!
The past couples weeks have been all about bird beak, feet, and feather adaptations. We discovered that a bird's food source plays a large role in where the bird lives and the function and form of its body parts. After spending some time exploring in the ch...

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Bird Feet!
Continuing our unit on birds, today's class focused on feet adaptations. While out on our hike, we were excited to spot a couple Bluebirds bouncing around and even more excited to find a couple owl pellets on the trail!  Look at their beautiful snow village...

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Fill the bill!
Our bird watching hike started off on the right foot with the spotting of this Yellow-bellied Sapsucker! It is such a neat bird to see in this area with a unique call and drumming pattern. Sapsuckers drill holes in bark to create sap wells. The sap wells at...

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Birds of a feather flock together!
Today we start our bird unit! I am a big fan of bird watching so I am always excited about getting kids involved and there is no better way to spark their curiosity about birds then to go out and see them for themselves. I was very proud to see that the cla...

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Birds of a feather flock together!
Today we start our bird unit! I am a big fan of bird watching so I am always excited about getting kids involved and there is no better way to spark their curiosity about birds then to go out and see them for themselves. I was very proud to see that the cla...
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