Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Cam

We don't have a window to the outside world in our classroom, so we've taken to watching the Cornell Lab Birdfeeder WebCam for much of each day.  Yesterday was a jackpot kind of day as we saw 6 evening grosbeaks at the feeder.  Evening Grosbeaks, people!

It happened during our math lesson.  The Thirdlanders shouted, "Take a picture, Take a picture! HURRY!"  Then they wanted to see the picture on my phone.  Then they wanted me to tweet the picture right away. And they suggested I put the photo on our classroom blog.  Not a ton of math was happening, but I think the Evening Grosbeak just acquired a slew of life long fans.  Fans they obviously well deserve.  We salute you, Evening Grosbeaks!


Mrs. Guinn (a.k.a. Mandie) said...

So cool. Love the bird cam idea. But no window? That's a bummer. I think I'd go nuts.

mm said...

I love that they wanted you to take a picture and needed to see it.

Anonymous said...

We used to watch bird cams in that room! I think I know who needs to be in charge of our school bird cams.

KC said...

This is a brilliant idea for dealing with a room with no window. I wish I'd thought of that when I was at EHS.

LH said...

I should have pointed out that we have windows that look out on to a beautiful atrium with lots of greenery.

Sometimes though, it would be nice to see a spot of sky. Thus the web cam. It's fun.