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Card 2 - Bird Cards

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

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Topic

Grade Level

Kindergarten
Anser Charter School 
Boise, ID

As part of a year-long learning expedition on birds, first grade students created bird notecards that were combined into boxed sets and sold across the state to raise funds to protect bird habitats. Students became experts through research in texts, fieldwork, and connections with the worldwide online birding community.

Bird Cards
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The research and writing of each kindergarten student was supported by his or her fifth-grade research buddy. The back of each card has information about the bird written by the kindergartners with help from their buddy, and the front of each card has a scientific illustration of the bird that went through multiple drafts with peer and teacher critique.

These cards have served as an inspiration to schools across the country that have adopted the idea at different grade levels, connected to different topics.

Find out more about this project here.


Related School

Topic

Grade Level

Kindergarten
Anser Charter School 
Boise, ID

As part of a year-long learning expedition on birds, first grade students created bird notecards that were combined into boxed sets and sold across the state to raise funds to protect bird habitats. Students became experts through research in texts, fieldwork, and connections with the worldwide online birding community.

Bird Cards
Click on the image to learn more

The research and writing of each kindergarten student was supported by his or her fifth-grade research buddy. The back of each card has information about the bird written by the kindergartners with help from their buddy, and the front of each card has a scientific illustration of the bird that went through multiple drafts with peer and teacher critique.

These cards have served as an inspiration to schools across the country that have adopted the idea at different grade levels, connected to different topics.

Find out more about this project here.