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Students will learn about owls using fiction and non-fiction literature. It is my goal to immerse students into the experience by creating a unit in which they learn about owls using fiction and nonfiction literature. After using the literature to learn about habitats, food chains, and, animal anatomy students will get to experience dissecting an owl pellet. Owls swallow their prey whole an owl pellet is what the owl spits out after it eats its prey. As a media specialist it is my job to excite students about learning and fill in academic needs the school is having into lessons. We are a D school. It is evident that extra support in science is a real need at Champion Elementary. Although the science test is only given in 5th grade it is important that all students receive these hands- on experience to foster an understanding and passion for learning about science.
LAFS.3RLL1 Students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding a text.

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"WHOO" Loves to Read

School:
Champion Elementary School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Jacqueline Ouellette 
Students Impacted:
600 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
August 30, 2019

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FUTURES - $300.00

Anonymous - $306.32

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Goal

Students will learn about owls using fiction and non-fiction literature. It is my goal to immerse students into the experience by creating a unit in which they learn about owls using fiction and nonfiction literature. After using the literature to learn about habitats, food chains, and, animal anatomy students will get to experience dissecting an owl pellet. Owls swallow their prey whole an owl pellet is what the owl spits out after it eats its prey. As a media specialist it is my job to excite students about learning and fill in academic needs the school is having into lessons. We are a D school. It is evident that extra support in science is a real need at Champion Elementary. Although the science test is only given in 5th grade it is important that all students receive these hands- on experience to foster an understanding and passion for learning about science.
LAFS.3RLL1 Students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding a text. 

 

What will be done with my students

This unit will take place in the media center during students’ special area rotation. During this unit I will select age appropriate literature to read to students about owls. Some of the books will be fiction while other selections will be nonfiction. In the fiction books we will explore the stories to see if any real facts have been included. K-2nd grade will also participate in a craft to make their own owl. K-2nd grade students will watch as I dissect the owl pellet. 3rd-5th grade students will work in pairs to dissect the owl pellet and use the classification chart to identify the bones they find.  

 

Benefits to my students

Giving students from a title one school the experience to dissect an owl pellet will help expand background knowledge and vocabulary. Vocabulary and experiences is one of the barriers that low income students have in education. Science labs play an important role in teaching, as well as keeping students excite and motivate to learn more about the topic. Including literature in this grant is also an important factor. I want students to see the connection between literature and all subject matter.

 

 

Budget Narrative

The books I'm asking for will be used for media lessons and will be added to the collection for checkout. In the older grade levels students will work in small groups or pairs to dissect the contents. In the younger grades I will do a pellet as a demonstration with students taking turns to help me. The cost is about $1 per student it will add books to the collection and generate excitement about reading and science.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 30 (2) pack plus tools owl pellets $150.00
2 Elementary owl Pack with guides $42.95
3 disposible gloves 300 pairs $23.70
4 90 medium pellets $167.50
5 Baby owl's rescue (book) $14.64
6 Baby owl's (book) $22.50
7 The Barn Owl (book) $13.75
8 Great Horned Owls (book) $19.51
9 Little Owl's Egg (book) $14.64
10 Owls by Gibbons (book) $25.20
11 Owl and Owlets (booK) $14.11
12 Snowy Owls: stealthy Hunter (book) $14.11
13 Owls by March (book) $10.51
14 Owls by Gregory (book) $12.01
15 Snowy Owls: stealthy Hunter (book) $20.04
16 Owls by Schuetz (book) $19.51
17 Little Owl's Orange Scarf (book) $21.64
  Total: $606.32

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