The Baby Beebee Bird
By Diane Redfield Massie
Pictures By Steven Kellogg
A WebQuest for K-1
Math- Telling Time
Welcome to the zoo! Designed by – Melanie Schaffer
Things You Will Need
EDTL 680 – Information Literacy
What You Need To Do for Teaching and Learning –
How did you do? Summer 2007
What a great zookeeper!
Based on a template from The
Standards WebQuest Page
You are the new
Baby Beebee Bird
just came to your
zoo. All of the
other animals at
the zoo can’t
sleep because the
Baby Beebee bird
is too noisy at
As the new
zookeeper, you will
learn about the
sleeping habits of
You will also practice
telling time, so you
can help the Baby
Beebee Bird learn
about day and night.
A computer with
1. Should zookeepers know facts about animals?
Follow the directions on the link below to find out what “nocturnal” means.
SIRS Learning Activity
2. What is a.m. and p.m.? Tell the teacher 3 things you do in the a.m.
and 3 things you do in the p.m.
3. What time is it? Click on the links below to practice telling time so you
can teach the Baby Beebee bird what you learned.
(Tell time to the nearest hour)http://sln.fi.edu/time/Journey/JustInTime/hour_quiz.html
(Tell time to the nearest half hour) http://www.primarygames.com/time/question1.htm
(Tell time to the nearest five minutes)http://www.cyberbee.com/games/timeteacher.html
4. What time should the Baby Beebee Bird go to
sleep? Use a plastic clock from your classroom to show the teacher what time you
think the Baby Beebee Bird should go to sleep. Make sure you say a.m. or p.m. when
you say the time out loud.
Click on when you are done with all four questions.
1. Go to the INFOhio page at www.infohio.org
2. If a password is requested, see the media specialist
for this information.
3. Choose the Resources for Grades K-5 button.
4. Choose the SIRS Discover button.
5. Type the words nocturnal animals in the search box.
6. Select “Search.”
7. Scroll down the article results.
8. Click on the article named Night Shift.
9. Follow along and view several pictures of nocturnal
animals as your teacher reads Night Shift aloud.
10. Answer the essential question based on the
information from the article and the pictures.
Do you know the meaning
of a.m. and p.m.?
Do you know what
Do you know how to tell
time to the nearest hour?
Do you know what time the
Baby Beebee Bird should
go to sleep?
You did a super job
teaching the Baby
Beebee Bird about
telling time. Now all of
the animals will be able
to get some rest!
Ohio Academic Content Standards
Mathematics-Grade 1: Measurement #
Tell Time to the hour on digital and analog (dial) timepieces.
Science-Kindergarten: Life Science #
Investigate observable features of plants and animals that help them live in different
kinds of places.
Ohio Academic Content Standards for Technology
Grade 1- Technology and Information Literacy/Internet Concepts #2
Use teacher or librarian selected Web site to find information or learn new things.
Grade 1-Technology and Information Literacy/Internet Concepts #3:
Use browser tools and buttons: a. Forward and back button; b. Home button; c.
Choose a link from the bookmarks or favorites list.
Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs in Ohio
Grade 1-Information Literacy/Library Awareness #3:
Understand that the library media center has materials that everyone may use.
Grade 1- Information Literacy/Benchmark D #3:
Participate in literacy-enrichment activities.
Rhino Image. (n.d). Retrieved July 26, 2007, from Google Images site:
Book Cover Image. (n.d). Retrieved July 22, 2007 from Google Images
Smiley Face Image. (n.d). Retrieved July 22, 2007 from Google Images
Frowny Face Image. (n.d). Retrieved July 22, 2007 from Google Images
Massie, Diane R. (1963). The Baby Beebee Bird. New York: Harper
Tiger Picture. (n.d). Retrieved July 26, 2007, from Google Images site :
SIRSDiscover. (2007). Retreived July 22, 2007 from the Information
Network For Ohio Schools site: http://www.infohio.org
Just in Time. Retrieved July 22, 2007 from site:
What Time Is It? Retrieved from the Primary Games site:
Time Teacher. Retrieved from the Cyberbee site:
Prior to completing this
WebQuest, all students need to
read or listen to the children’s
book The Baby Beebee Bird.
The Baby Beebee Bird WebQuest
would produce the best results if
completed with teacher guidance.
Any part of the WebQuest that
asks students to orally state
their answers could easily be
changed to written responses
based on ability level.