The children in Thompson Room 1 are excited about birds. The bird miniatures have traveled to every section of the room to build houses, swim, and eat. This week the children discussed what birds eat and what they use to build their nests. We have been exploring birdseed in the sensory table, collecting nesting materials, and gathering books about birds. The children in the afternoon class decided that the birds would eat the seeds from the sensory table, so earlier this week we filled the birdfeeder that sits outside our classroom window. The children also used the nesting materials they collected to make nests in the classroom. We are looking forward to watching the birds and visiting the nesting duck at the Gilliate Building.