students with their birds' nests

Building a Bird’s Nest

Kindergarten students in Ms. Silver’s class at Elementary South learned all about robins today. They went outside to collect material such as twigs, soil and grass. They learned many facts about robins, such as that they migrate, they eat worms and insects and their babies take 12 to 14 days to hatch. Then it was time for some hands-on activity. Ms. Silver helped her students build their own bowl-shaped nests. First came the twigs, then the soil. They carefully added a layer of grass to provide insulation and a soft environment for the eggs. They used drawings of eggs to complete their nests.