April 27, 2019:
After a few days of teaching, we learned that it’s best to limit the number of foam balls per student to 2 when they are crafting their ultimate birds!
Also, a friend of Marie’s generously lent us some bird call CDs to use in the classroom this season. I brought in a CD player that is back by the sink. Turn it on at the beginning of your day for a bird-call filled lesson!
Some volunteers found it to work best if they started the lesson with the Audubon Society species Show & Tell, instead of the “what is a bird” and adaptations discussion. This may be a good way to start with the younger grades to engage them right away in the classroom! Try it both ways if you’d like.