Report on a Blue Jay

At the end of our bird unit, students presented their work to the class. This Kindergartner researched the blue jay (and also made a wonderful paper mache blue jay). The picture tells you a lot about our classroom. Each child researched a different bird and described and illustrated findings in an individual report. Finally, it was time to publish the reports, and the authors were excited to present their findings to the class. Each child learned how to present research in front of a group and also how to be a good listener during others' presentations. This sensitivity and respect towards classmates is an example of the "Responsive Classroom."