Hummingbird in a Jar!

On Monday Amanda brought in a Hummingbird to share with her class! This sparked up a lot of conversation and has inspired us to learn about hummingbirds!

The children took turns holding the jar with the hummingbird, looking at it and talking about what is going on in the jar!








Some things the children talked about that we would like to know about:

  • Where do they live?

“They live in forests, in a nest, trees, and in a really far net.”

  • What do they eat?

They think hummingbirds eat: fish, seeds, trees, bugs, and a leaf.







  • Why do their beaks look that way?  “Looks like a line”

As the children drew a picture of what the hummingbird looked like, they shared different thoughts with their friends and teachers….







 “Looks like he’s flying in the jar.” -Teagan

“Humming birds flap their wings.” -Clarke

“If hummingbirds are in water, they can’t go home.” -Amanda










“Hummingbirds scoot sideways.” -Teagan

“A hummingbird weights as much as a nickel.” -Amanda

“They have tongues shaped like W’s.” -Samuel

The children have began researching for the answers to their question and will continue to look up information so they can know all the facts about hummingbirds!

Learning Goals Achieved:

  • Children are provided varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to discuss scientific concepts in everyday conversation.
  • Children are provided varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to think, question, and reason about observed and inferred phenomena (investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves and what it eats.)
  • Each Kindergartner is encouraged to write independently each day.
  • Creative expressions/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to: Create artworks, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines.
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