Grade 1 - Mrs. McCulloch
The grade one children in room 4 have been researching about Alberta owls. We have researched owls in partner groups using library books, the internet and video’s. The Calgary Wildlife and Rehabilitation society came out to do a presentation as well. We were able to see a real owl called Oberone.
Oberone, the Great horned owl has lost one wing and cannot fly. He was a beautiful owl and was very curious. We got to work in groups with parent volunteers and dissect owl pellets to see what animal the owl ate. We had a chart to match bones we found in the owl pellet with the type of animal it belonged to such as a mouse, vole or rabbit.
We painted winter pictures of trees as a background for our stuffed owl. We all researched different types of owls such as barn owls, long eared owls, snowy owl, boreal owl and saw-wheat owl. We had to choose a certain color of sock that matched our owl we studied. We stuffed our owl with toilet paper and used felt, feathers, pipe cleaners and wire to form our owl shape.
We put our owls up for display in the forest and they watch us work everyday.
We added our research under each owl to help everyone learn about different Alberta owls.