So you may have been told it was the best day ever. I assure you it was not. But they have candy in their backpack so I'm guessing that might have something to do with their evaluation of the day. The children were great. They had to be flexible, patient, and focused on their test.
We started our day talking about what happened on the eagle nest this weekend. For those who have not heard, part of the nest collapsed Sunday afternoon. Around 1 AM Monday morning, DG4 fell out of the nest, about 90 feet to the ground. She put up a valiant attempt to fly back up to the nest but was unsuccessful. This nest is carefully monitored, and a plan had already been made in case of a situation such as this, and within a couple hours they had a team assembled and on the ground to find DG4. She was not far from the nest and was very calm as they rescued her and put her in a carrier. She is at a wildlife rehab center and is well. She had no injuries and will remain there until she achieves typical eaglet milestones where she is able to fly, perch at a certain height, and is able to catch live prey and eat independently. She will be in a huge barn, all to herself, not having to share a nest with her siblings. Her menu will improve as well being fed there and not from the landfill on nights when Rosa and Martin wanted take-out. A couple kids were sad they would not see her, but returning her to the nest would endanger the other two because they are old enough to be afraid of humans, and since they are not quite hunting and fishing on their own, or flying from the nest, it would endanger them. The nest will be evaluated this summer. Below are two videos that show the fall and the rescue.
The day was just filled with drama. We took MAP P most of the afternoon. The Chromebooks need help, but we made it through the test but were not in the mood for much else. So tomorrow, I will try and finish up the rest of the testing. We are taking a break this week from spelling words. We will get to the set I was going to do this week, next week.
Have a great evening!