The Bird & Butterfly Garden is a work in progress that is designed to teach all students about various bird species and migration patterns. A separate unit of instruction will also encompass a study on butterflies and the importance of planting specific shrubs, bushes and flowers to attract beautiful birds and butterflies to our garden. Students in ELL (English Language Learners) as well as in the mainstream classes will have the opportunity to work together on this venture. By building this partnership between children learning the English language and their native English speaking classmates, a greater respect for diversity and cultural acceptance will be achieved.  In particular, will have our more advanced ELLs work as mentors with our lower level ELLs to further improve language development and build student autonomy. 
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Thanks to Parents and Students for getting our garden started.
Wildlife Habitat Bird feeders (both seed and hummingbird), bird houses, bird baths, and plants were placed to encourage birds to come into our area.  Students will have the opportunity to study bird migration patterns globally through Journey North, a website dedicated to teaching children about wildlife migration and seasonal change. Through the use of iPads and the computer, the students will be able to report their bird sightings on the website to communicate with children from around the world as our project continues.  This will be documented on a student created and maintained blog to show the progress of our school garden and student learning.                    QR Codes will placed throughout the garden linked to an audio or video to educate visitors about the plants in our garden and facts about bird and butterfly migrations. Additionally, students will have their achievements recognized by having the Bird & Butterfly Garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat.  The Bird & Butterfly Garden will be a benefit to the entire school as classes will be able to use it when teaching lessons. Finally, families will have access to the garden for their viewing and enjoyment as it will bring a symphony of sounds and sights to our school. 
3 Time Grant Award Recipient   A Special Thanks to the Galloway Township Education Foundation for making this garden possible.
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