Science offers many opportunities to connect literacy and nature, sometimes in novel ways.
Found today, (April 20) on the ground under a tall tree. What could it be?
Kids: What do you guess you see?
Adults: Please, neither confirm nor deny. More hints (clues) to follow.
Kids: What do you guess now? Have your ideas changed?
We've read these two poems so many times, now we get to see this in action. I hope you all see some robin egg shells or other egg shells on the ground. Remember that this is the time for ground nesting birds to have young, too, and for young birds to be fledging, so please keep cats indoors.
The Audubon Society has more information about the American Robin, such as how long it takes eggs to hatch and for young to fledge, also parenting and diet.