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Offline AJL

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2011, 03:30:11 PM »
Hi Abby!  The amount of food an eaglet can eat in a day depends on how old and how large (developed) the eaglet is.
For example, an eaglet that weighs 1500 grams can eat (and needs to eat) twice as much food as an eaglet that weighs 600 grams.

You knew there would be a math question, didn't you?  :eclol
:question How many pounds is the eaglet who needs to each twice as much?  

Imagine that our 1500 gram eaglet needs to eat 300 grams of whole herring (yes, even the skin and bones!) one day.


A small plump herring, like Mom and Dad often bring to the nest, might be around 23 centimeters long and weigh 100 grams.
 :puzzled2 How many herrings would our eaglet need to eat, if he needs to eat 300grams that day?

If an eagle loses its whole talon, it will not grow back.  :ecsad
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2011, 08:55:45 PM »
ajl, we think three herrings ....


Wildkitten has a question:  Are the eaglets doing a normal amount of sleeping, or should they be more active at this point?      I know that they have been getting much less than three herrings a day, and am wondering if what I see is normal for growth or if they are perhaps, conserving energy? 

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2011, 04:27:35 PM »
We have just started to write narratives - stories, rather than informative pieces.  We use a format which must include a beginning, with characters, a setting, and a problem, then a middle with two attempts to solve the problem, and then an ending where the problem is solved.  We try to use conversation, as well.      We would like to share a few.



Too Much Noise!
by Chandler   (ckmart on chat)

     One day on Hornby Island, Mom and Dad were in the nest with the baboes.  suddenly, the starlings were making too much noise.  "This is not good," said Dad. 
     First, Dad threw a stick down, but it missed the starling nest!  "Darn it" said Alexandra.  Darn" said Dad.
     Next, the babies tried to scream at the starlings, but they were not loud enough.
     Last, Dad screamed at the starlings, and they did not make anymore noise.  "Finally, they stopped, now we can rest in peace." said Mom.



The Starlings Save The Day
by Mikell      (Mikey on chat)
     
     Me and David sat in the nest without any food for days.
     Dad went to the ocean to catch a fish.  He came back later without any food.  "What's happening Daddy?  I said.  "I didn't catch anything," he said.
     Mom flew to the river and she looked around and saw an alligator.  She flew away.  A few minutes later she arrived at the nest.  "An alligator was there."  "OMG" said David."No food".
     Just then, the starlings flew over and dropped a fish in the nest.  "God does love us...food!" 




Alzheimer's Eagle.....
by Josh
     
     Ever since Dad got old he has really lost his mind.  He had a little Alzheimers that made him lose some things.  It wasn't a big deal, but it was a little difficult on some days.  But today, he forgot how to fly while he was trying to find food for me in the pond.  (Not for alexandra, only for ME!)
     Mom tried to pick Dad up, but he is too heavy.  "Ah! What are we gonna do now?" Alexandra said. 
     "Oh, I know!  Now I can try to fly to him."  But Alexandra can't fly yet.
     Finally, Mom went down and taught Dad how to fly again.  He flew back safely to the nest and now we have our family back.  "Yeah", Alexandra and I shouted.  We lived happily ever after.





thanks for reading our stories!





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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2011, 04:50:56 PM »
These stories are precious! I hope Dad really does not get Alzheimers, though. Mom will be busy with David and Alexandra, and might not have time to teach Dad how to fly again for a while :ecwink

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2011, 05:08:11 PM »
I loved how you used your imaginations to come up with the stories above. It is wonderful that you are able to join us in watching and learning about the bald eagles.   :ecsmile
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2011, 05:32:45 PM »
 :wub. How fun, I loved your stories.  :eclove

Was this done just before lunch?  The kids and eaglets are hungry. :mhihi

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2011, 07:40:16 PM »
 :clap Wonderful stories! Thank you for letting us read your stories.

I sure hope Dad doesn't forget how to fly.  :eceek  That would be a terrible thing.
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2011, 02:28:29 AM »
What wonderful stories, Chandler,  Mikell and Josh!  Thank you for writing your interesting ideas about what the Hornby eagles might say and do.   :thumbup:
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2011, 03:54:28 PM »
http://photobucket.com/nestdrawings




let's see if this worked....first try!

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2011, 04:26:38 PM »
Thank you so much for letting us see your beautiful drawings! You sure do know the Hornby nest with the cameras and tree trunk in your drawings.

Very good!  :thumbup:
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2011, 04:41:21 PM »
Oh my gosh, Wild---these drawings are Terrific!

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2011, 12:09:31 AM »
Wonderful drawings, 2nd Grade little scientists!  You have been watching the eagles carefully and your pictures are so well done!   :thumbup:

Have a very nice summer vacation!   :heart
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2011, 07:07:10 PM »
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Have fun watching the eagles and have a wonderful summer vacation!   :heart

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2012, 11:13:35 AM »
Welcome to the new year!  This year, we are observing the Decorah eagles in Decorah , Iowa.  We are having fun learrning about this pair of bald eagles!

Today Sparky sent us a video of the eagle's eyes.  We watched the video, talked about what we saw, and looked for some answers on the Internet.  Then we wrote about our learning.  This is what we learned today.

                                                                                                               Eagle Eyes

     Eagles' eyes are different than human eyes.  Eagles can look forwards and sideways at the same time.  They can see hundreds of feet down into water and see the fish!  Eagles have three eyelids.  The bottom is bigger than the top, so eagles blink UP instead of DOWN.  The third eyelid closes sideways.  It is called the Nictitating membrane.  It protects the eye, and the eagle can see through it.   

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2012, 11:19:45 AM »
Welcom class! You taught me some things about their eyes that I didn't know. Great observers you are!  : :ecsmile
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