Friday, April 12, 2013

First Class Report: Ostriches

James is working on his first class report. The general topic is wild animals and each student picked an animal. James picked ostriches.

His aide and I listened to him read his book and fill out sentences for the draft of his report. I misread the directions so we are a little behind. We've got a trip the library and internet this weekend to discover more interesting things about the largest birds on earth.

We've already taken a real field trip to see live ostriches. People have them on their farms here in Sonoma County and there's one near our house that allows for casual visitors to pull over on the side of the road and say hello (and take pictures):

I've already learned 2 news things -- the female ostriches lay on their eggs during the day and the males take the night shift, and the females look like the photos above. Only the males have black and white feathers.

Pop culture FAIL:
Although I understand the artistic license/reasoning.
It's exciting to have James included in the class oral report project. We'll be working on his poster board next week, practicing his verbal presentation. He's never done anything like this before, so we'll see how it goes.

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