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Offline Tigerlady105

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Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« on: May 06, 2011, 08:31:46 PM »
Welcome Macclenny Elementary School, 2nd grade students!

We are very happy that you will have your own class thread here on the Our Nature Zone forum. 

You are welcome to ask questions about the Hornby eagle family and what is happening on their nest. 

We have several people who will answer questions you post here and we hope you’ll enjoy asking them! 

Please choose a ‘user’ name, so we can answer you as individuals.  And...have fun!

Sincerely,

Your Hornby Eagle friends
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 11:15:35 AM »
We are all so thrilled to have you join with us in watching the Hornby Eagles.  Welcome Macclenny's 2nd grade class.

Please feel free to post your comments, questions and projects.  We all love the eagles so much and hope that together we can all learn more.

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 02:07:46 PM »
Hornby Eagles

They eat.

They fly.
They feed.
They fight.
They dance.
They swoop.
They poop.

They have talons.
They have wings.
They have feathers.
They have beaks.

And they live in a very tall tree.


~~ by JWHart,  May 2011

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 02:10:45 PM »
Wonderful work, JW :thumbup:

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 02:15:55 PM »
What an awesome poem JW - I enjoyed that (Verhey) much
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 02:24:53 PM »
Very nice poem, JW Hart!  You've watched the eagles carefully.  Thank you for sharing it with us.   :thumbup:
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 02:42:47 PM »
JW Hart, that is a great poem.  You are learning so much about the eagles and all their activities :-)

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 12:40:17 AM »
Welcome to all of you.  I hope you will all enjoy watching and learning about the eagles.  JW, you have the eagle's actions down pat  :thumbup:  They are so beautiful to watch, and as the eaglets grow there will be more actions.  :nod2
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011, 10:00:31 AM »
A big welcome to the students of Macclenny Elementary School.

A video has been posted for you to watch. 

DAD FEEDS THE EAGLETS on May 13, 2011  click here

This is a video of Dad Hornby feeding David and Alexandra. He carefully tears the meat into small pieces for them but you will see in this video that David got a long stringy piece and had a hard time getting rid of it.  :ecsmile Dad also picks up the pieces that they drop.

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 11:32:53 AM »
Ty would like to know...

How long can eagles fly?

(Not how high, but for how long before they need to take a break?)

Thanks!!!!

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 12:13:37 PM »
Hi Ty. That is a very good question!

When eagles are flying to the salmon runs in late summer and autumn they hurry (mmmm, salmon!). They can fly as many as 180 kilometres in around 7 hours with barely a stop! 

:investigate2  One kilometre = approximately 0.62 mile. Can you tell me how many miles an eagle can fly when it is in a hurry to catch some salmon?

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 09:40:20 PM »
Mom Hornby noticed a stick that was too close to one of the eaglets today (May 15), and might have caused an injury, so she walked over and moved the stick out of the way, just as our Mom or Dad might have done to protect us.   :eclove
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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 08:45:46 AM »
My class has written some expository pieces on Eagles.   We would like to share some of them with you!  (I thought I would post a few a day)

                                    Hornby Eagles
                                      by Hala

     The Hornby eagles are in the group of birds and raptors.
     The Hornby eagles like to fish.  The eagles switch taking care of the babies.  The babies like to chirp. 
     Grown eagles have white heads.  The baby eaglets look like they have a blindfold on.
     Eagles come from eggs.
     The eagles have talons on their feet to help them catch fish. 
     The eagles that we watch live in Canada.  The eagles live on Hornby Island.

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2011, 08:50:27 AM »
                 The Eagles
                  by Colten

The eagles are the national bird and a type of raptor.
     They take care of their babies.  Eagles like to fly.  Dad eagle likes to bring sticks or fish to the nest.  The babies like to fight.  And mom likes to hit the dad with sticks.  They eat like 6 or 7 times a day. 
     Mom has a wicked hairdo. Dad has a smooth head and the babies have plain gray bodies.  The mom and dad both have black and white feathers.
     Eagles hatch from eggs.  An eagle's feet are called talons. They have 3 or 4 foot wings. They live all over North America.

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Re: Macclenny Elementary School, Florida - 2nd grade
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 09:44:13 AM »
Wondeful. Thank you for sharing your work. Good job Hala and Colten, you both are using your power of observation well . :eclove
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