For the month of November we were busy learning all about owls. We started the unit off with the story Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and a sponge painting art activity to go with it. Then we began reading information books. We also had a Great Horned Owl (stuffed) stay with us during our unit on loan from the Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Sarah Green from Ducks Unlimited came to our class to tell us even more about owls and she brought owl pellets for us to dissect. Then Mrs Decourcey, our famous Creeker watercolour artist visited our class and read us an owl story and taught us the art of watercolour painting. Our watercolour owls are beautiful. We decided to write our own Big Book about owls, so we first made an information web, wrote our information, then did the illustrations using torn paper collage. When our book was all done, we presented it to the two Kindergarten classes, and Grade 1T. We also made our own individual Owl Fact books. With the help of Mrs. Cairns, we made life-size drawings of some owls just to see how big they really are. The Great Gray Owl is huge! We ended our fabulous unit on owls by reading owl stories, and doing a Reader’s Theater of the book that began our unit- Owl Babies, and a wonderful craft of pinecone owls that Rachel's mom came in and did with the children
Throughout this unit the children gained experience in brainstorming, research, group work, classifying information, writing information books, creating art, scaling drawings, reading comprehension, drama, and performing in front of an audience.
The children were so enthusiastic. They continue to draw and write about owls. We hope you enjoy our pictures.