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You Ought to Know About This Eagle Cam

Today I am linking up with Jasmine at 
Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for her 
You Oughta Know Blog Hop

Have you heard? Have you seen? 
The eagle cam at Berry College is all the rage amongst students near and far. 

Yes, indeed…there is a mama eagle and a daddy eagle that apparently will remain “an item” a couple for years and years. 

We tuned in last year for the first time and we were blown away by the live streaming of this eagle family.  

We were “up close and personal” as we observed the lifecycle of eagles. 
We might as well have been IN the nest as the parent eagles took turns sitting on the eggs, keeping the newborn eaglets warm and protected, and feeding them freshly caught fish and other small animals.

Here is the link if you would like to tune in as well. 

The Eagle Cam at Berry College

The eaglets are 7 weeks old now and they have changed so much since their initial debut when they were just tiny little balls of light gray fuzz.

Some of my favorite pics:

Eaglet “hug” at 4 weeks old
Beautiful! Their feet!!! 3 1/2 weeks old

There are lots of photos and information on the site as well. 

My kids have loved the eagles for 2 years. 

Therefore, I wanted my students to write about the eagles, but I couldn’t find a resource that fit what I had in mind. So, I made a booklet for the students to record their observations as well as the information that they had gathered. 

The Eagle Cam:

Keeping an Eagle Eye on the Eagle Nest

{A Writing Activity}
This is a fun way to research and to write about the lifecycle of an eagle. The students record observations and illustrations in these little booklets. 
What student does not like to write in booklets?

Look at the students’ booklets! They were super proud!

Below is a preview of the eagle booklet resource. 
If you would like to check this out on TPT, then please click {HERE}.
To read more about it, see {THIS POST} and {THIS POST}.
If you are a PebbleGo fan, then you may like this organizer to help with your research. 
You can get a free copy {HERE}. I have also included an organizer with no lines if that is what you need instead. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Carrie

Daily Dollar Deals Start Today!

Hi Awesome Followers!
Thank you for your support and for your
enthusiastic comments and feedback. It truly means so much to me!
I am celebrating my recent birthday by having 3
days of special deals. I need to keep the celebration going! Each day, I will have a new dollar deal and a new
50% off deal.
~ Today will be the first round of special deals.
Day 1 –
                       Dollar Deal – 

Spring Friendly Letter Writing Templates
                        50% off Deal –

Easter Writing Bundle with Two Crafts

Day 2 – TBA
Day 3 – TBA
{You will find the Daily Deals in the “Featured Items” section of my store. I will
switch them out each day so that you won’t have to search high and low for
them.}
~ Here are some spring and summer things that I
have available if you are interested.
{These 3 resources can be found in the bundle
listed above.}
Easter Friendly Writing Templates
Easter Egg Scoot! ~ Math Task Cards {4-Digit Representations}
Friendly Letter Writing BUNDLED {Summer Months/Back-to-School}
Write an App for That!
Here is a pic of one of the coolest
birthday cards that I have ever gotten from a student. Isn’t that so adorable?
Have a great week!
Carrie Jones

The Think Aloud Cloud

The Eagle Cam ~ Our Window to Their World

The Eagle Cam at Berry College in Georgia is “all the buzz”
down here in the south. Therefore I put together some pages for a book of
observations and information about our newfound eagle friends. We are tempted
to watch them around.the.clock!

Some of my students BEGGED me to pull it up on
the Smartboard since they would often catch a glimpse of the eagles and eaglet in
the room across the hall. This was actually a day or two after the first egg
hatched. We have been watching them during our morning work, snack, and even
during indoor recess on rainy days. Every once in a while the teacher from
across the hall will run over to share her excitement about them as well.

This student cover page comes in black and white as well.
The books can actually be made as half-size books or full-page.
The pages are folded with the blank sides facing inward
so that the folds are on the edges for stability.  
These steps are really 4, 5, and 6. The last photo shows the stages altogether.
Please pretend like this is rotated correctly. 

My students are madly in love with the eagles! I looked
for a resource on TPT for recording observations and I didn’t find exactly what
I was looking for, so I made a file to match my ideas. (Maybe I am not a very
good searcher.) Below is a picture of the resulting resource.
If you would like to look into the resource further, then please click here to view the pack.
{Note: I have
also included different cover pages and links for
                   other
eagle cams in different locations.}
This is a good way for the students to record their
observations as well as facts that they have researched. We will do research on
eagles using the following organizer that is also included in the pack.
It actually matches PebbleGo perfectly if you have access
to that FABULOUS resource.
If you have not tuned in yet, here is the link.
Once you tune in, you will likely fall in
love as well.
There was also a live chat with Dr. Renee Carleton on March 5th.
The entire recording is linked on the March 6th entry.
Our observations so far
We have learned that the eagle couple returned to Berry
College in the fall of 2013. They made a nest and laid two eggs in January. One hatched on Saturday, February
22, 2014. He is the cutest little eaglet! The mom and dad take turns
protecting their new little one by sitting on it along with the other egg at
the same time. There are details about these particular eagles on the site in
the section to the left of the live video stream. Also, there are some
informative posts under the Eagle Cam section from those who are “in the
know.”
It has been neat to watch how the mom and dad care for
their offspring. After the dad brings in prey for his family, it is fun to
watch the mom or the dad biting off bits to feed the eaglet. One time we
observed as the dad returned from his hunt with a fish that was still moving.
Also, the mom sits on the eaglet and other egg for a while and later the dad
comes in to take a turn. The baby eaglet is so cute how it bobs his head around
like a human baby would. Also, the next week we saw the eaglet flapping its
wings around a couple of times. Apparently the eaglet will not leave the nest
until it is 12 weeks old. Hopefully we will get to see it before the last day
of school!

I will post pictures of the students’ handiwork soon.
Have an awesome week! Tune in to the Eagle Cam if you can. 
~ Carrie