Smith 5th Grade Blog 2012

What’s that thingy again?

Posted on: February 29, 2012

Playing around with Thinglink http://www.thinglink.com/scene/231221976620859393#tlsite tonight mentioned on Free Technology for Teachers. I think it is great to use in education. Unfortunately, you can’t embed in this site because it is a third party site. You can, however, link to your work. Try it out. And, by the way, the sparrows were hanging with their beaks from the tail feathers of a couple of martins sitting on their porch. It stopped the teachers and the students in their tracks in the garden. Great lesson for the current fifth grade lesson on competition for shelter.

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2 Responses to "What’s that thingy again?"

Hi! I am a 5th grade teacher in Central Pennsylvania. My class checks the purple martin scout arrival page everyday. We saw the comment listed by your school about the house sparrow. The class was excited that another fifth grade has purple martins. We tried for three years at our school. We finally got a nesting pair last year. They fledged 5 babies. We can’t wait for them to return this year. Martins are very scarce in our area. Your school’s colony sounds awesome. We look forward to reading more comments about your school’s colony. Thanks, Mr. Hart

I am thrilled to hear about your success. Perhaps your class would like to SKYPE with us sometime. Are you anywhere near the place called Hawk Mountain? We have studied hawks at our school too because they migrate over Texas. We currently are studying and writing about the Whooping Cranes that nest down here too.

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