Friday, April 30, 2010

A Question is a Gem & Magpies Too

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Tan Family said...

Lovely story! Now we know to call these birds magpies. :)

Jen said...

Magpies are stinkers, you are right! They tend to be very vocal and *aggressive* in a similar way that Blue Jays can be (but not quite as bad :D). They are proud birds who are quite beautiful.

Great post, Kristie! I'll have to tell that story to the girls :D


Jenell said...

Kristie, this is beautiful, all around! It's amazing how the magpie story fits in with your reflections on questions. It's sooo true; inquiry is really when the student is 100% engaged.

Anouk and I recently learned that magpies are ONLY found in California. When I heard that, it made me look at them as something more than a bossy bird.

I'm sorry I missed you in Sacramento! I would have loved to stop by and see you.

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

Dear Janell - where have you been my dear? I have missed you! I am sad we didn't see you in CA too but we will be back soon - the trip was encouraging all around! Thank you for the note about the Magpies. I didn't know they were only in CA either! WOW!

Jenell said...

I haven't been online as much this past year--just trying to navigate my daily life!

I have missed talking with you, though. I follow your blog and cherish your words. I am happy that we know each other. When you come to Sacramento next time, we'll have to get together!

Twigandtoadstool said...

Great story! I'm going to have to share it with my daughter this week! Love your full of great information! thanks

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

Thank you Maureen :) Magpies are such funny birds!