Albert Einstein Middle School in Sacramento shared this great activity with us today. Another great example of building a college going culture through instructional activities.
Every year our school participates in the National Great Backyard Bird Count…which is held every President’s Day Holiday in February across the nation. On February 12, 2010 ten of our students counted and tallied local bird species. This recorded information is sent back to Cornell University for analysis. I use the data in my classroom to have the students create graphs and analyze yearly patterns in our area. We’ve been able to discuss hypotheses as well. On March 2nd, all students (and myself) received a “Certificate of Participation” called the “Great Horned Owl Award”. As a teacher, I am always telling students to keep such records of community service close by to reaffirm that their higher level education starts now!
Special thanks to Ms. Caccamo for sharing this with us. We love to hear what all our schools are doing in building that bridge to the future our students desperately need.