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May 26, 2021 | Kate Streelman
First graders have been studying feathers lately! Let’s take a look and see what they’ve been doing:
The Sun class took a close look at some real bird feathers and made some observational drawings. They also wrote about the functions of feathers and the types of feathers that birds have!
The Moon class looked at what birds feathers can help them to do! Some of them are easy to guess, others might surprise you:
Dominick used his feathers to sneak around silently, but Naomi used hers to make sounds!
Henry showed how his feathers (or hat) protect from sun, wind, and water! Cameron used his feathers to find food. Some birds like herons can make their wings into an umbrella which makes it easier to see fish underwater.
Hummingbird Lola uses her feathers to carry pollen as she feeds on flowers, helping keep up the food supply! Jackson has extra feathers on his feet which allow him to walk on top of snow, as if he has snowshoes on!