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Owl Pellet Dissections and a weekly recap!
27 Oct, 2012. 4 Comments. A Day In First Grade, First Grade, First Grade Science, Kindergarten Science, Science, Uncategorized. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Last week was “spirit week” at my school. We had crazy hair day, crazy sock day, favorite sports team day, PJ day, and dress up like your favorite story book character day. 
I LOVE a good spirit week but I will say, I’m thankful it is over. 😉 
Well, Friday was dress up like your favorite storybook character day AND our owl pellet dissection. I am so impressed by my firsties ability to keep it together on this day. 
To start things, we measured our regurgitated meals. 
(doesn’t that sound lovely?)
Then we started picking away at them to see what our owl ate for dinner! My students quickly decided that they did not want to use gloves. 
{Don’t worry, we washed our hands 3 times afterwards and used antibacterial lotion three times as well. 
(We also clorox wiped all our tables twice)}
Check out the skull below!!! 
{PS- I’m so glad this little one found it. Her uncle is a taxidermist and she was SOOOO excited about this dissection. Her father and her watched videos on youtube all week to get ready for it!!!}
We put all our bones in one corner and all the fur and stuff on the other side of our black construction paper.
Then we put them in cups. (I love using Jello cups for activities like this! They are great containers, cheap and easy to store!!)
We picked out our three favorite bones and then used a flashlight and a magnifying glass to really examine them!
Then we tried to match our bones to our bone charts!
The students LOVED this activity. 
What else did we do this week?? 
100 chart puzzles!
100’s chart patterns
We made an owl craft!
(This is what your “Desk” looks like when you are prepping a craft, too… right??)
We made owl books!
We unscrambled owl sentences. (I forget where I got this activity from… I have been using it for a while. Anyone know?)
(My little guy goes, “Miss Smith, look I made the prey camouflaged but the owl can still hear him because he is an awesome predator.”) — two points for using our vocab words!
Enjoyed crazy hair day!
 I love kid art!
Oh… and I got about 50 pies thrown in my face during our fall festival. 
Fun Times!

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4 Comments
  1. They are working so hard on this activity – so cute! And, I agree, spirit week is so overwhelming. We had Red Ribbon Week, with different activities each day. Boy, was I tired!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. Hi Kristen,
    Would you mind sharing our source for your owl dissection charts and materials? I also wouldn’t mind the hundred’s chart puzzle…:)
    Thanks!

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  4. I just absolutely love what you’ve done with the owl pellet dissections! Is that your product or could you give me the name of the seller? I’d love to purchase it! Thanks! Lizzy

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  • They are working so hard on this activity – so cute! And, I agree, spirit week is so overwhelming. We had Red Ribbon Week, with different activities each day. Boy, was I tired!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  • Hi Kristen,
    Would you mind sharing our source for your owl dissection charts and materials? I also wouldn’t mind the hundred’s chart puzzle…:)
    Thanks!

  • We are proud of our earned reputation and leadership. The mere mention of the “Chemplex” name has become symbolic to creativity, quality and a comprehensive x-ray sample preparation product line.

    Pellet cups

  • I just absolutely love what you’ve done with the owl pellet dissections! Is that your product or could you give me the name of the seller? I’d love to purchase it! Thanks! Lizzy

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