Earlier this month we discovered a bird nest in our Critter Cabin; we were excited to show the children and teach them about the bird who lived there. The bird, we learned, is a Phoebe who had nested last spring and had three babies.
One morning during our outdoor recess, a child came up the stairs and asked to be picked up to check on the nest. They were so excited and exclaimed “There’s a Mama bird in there!” We were able to take a picture of the nest and saw that there were three eggs in the nest.
Later that week, a new work was presented at morning circle, an egg transferring work where the children have to carefully move each small wooden egg from one nest to the other. We are lucky to be able to watch this natural event take place and relate it back to our work in the classroom.