I wanted to decorate one of the bulletin board with birds, so I set out white construction paper, tempera paints and Q-tips along with some backyard bird pictures. I told the kids to choose a bird that they liked and try to paint it. I went to the other side of the room to work on a lesson with some other students. I was so surprised when I returned to see these amazing bird paintings! I was impressed! I guess they have been drawing birds in their journals for some time, so they are experts!