4th Grade Bettendorf Students, Learning Update 1.29.13

Another week in the ELP classroom in Bettendorf, Iowa. This week students will continue connecting with students from around the world to study and learn about bald eagles. Students have been placed in their global teams and this week they will begin to research and gather facts on their team topics.

The topics for this project are

  • Birds of Prey
  • Habitat
  • Symbolism and cultural influence of the bald eagle
  • Protection and laws for bald eagle
  • Lifespan of a bald eagle
  • Anatomy of a bald eagle

Additionally, these students are also using the theme of bald eagles as their independent study projects where they will be creating a museum/showcase that will be available for the public to come view.

Here are a few statements typed up during class today from students about what they are currently learning and doing while in class.

Kaitlynn, 4th I have been chatting with kids on Edmodo. What I like about Edmodo is that we can have a conversation with kids around the world. It is helpful for sharing research and meeting new friends.

Aiden,4th My independent study is on migration. I really like studying bald eagles. One thing I learned was that more than 3,000 eagles were counted in Iowa last year. I didn’t know there were that many eagles.

Samantha, 4th  For my independent study project I’m researching protection and laws for the bald eagle. It’s pretty interesting! I found out that you use to be able to find bald eagles everywhere in the U.S. except Hawaii, if you harm an eagle you get fined for $5,000, you may even go to jail for a year. We do have the Bald Eagle Protection Act that helps them. Also are chatting with friends on Edmodo.



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