The children in C-3 explored some nests that we have in our classroom. One bird had used string to construct her nest of grass and straw. Then we made edible nests from shredded wheat and added eggs and chicks to our treat! The children loved trying to read the recipe for clues about what we were cooking. They used phonemic awareness as they tried to decipher the word nest. Also helpful was the clue in the morning message "what does a bird live in?"