On Thursday, January 28, 2010, Mr. Makarewich presented a program to the third graders about the snowy owl. In science, the students have been studying the adaptations plants and animals make in order to help them survive in the Arctic tundra, so they were very excited to learn more about this particular bird.
At the beginning of the program, Mr. Makarewich had his owl partner pass out special letters to each of the children. Their letters contained a picture of a snowy owl along with a fact, but some information was missing. He explained that when he finished talking to them, they were going to open their letter and see if they could fill in the missing fact.
Next, Mr. Makarewich discussed how the snowy owl is similar to and different from one of our local owls, the screech owl.