Monday, December 27, 2010

"For the Birds" takes flight in 7 days!


It couldn't be a better time for us to start a Bird study. Over Christmas our very popular nest, in the corner of our back porch, was a hotbed of activity. A finch family claimed it and started fluffing it and preparing it for later use. Several cardinal mates were frequenting our backyard. And then all of a sudden a female flew into our master bedroom window, stunning her for a period of time. I was so worried about her, but she got to feeling better and flew away. I am excited for Brynne and I to get our study underway.

As a reminder, we will be concentrating on one book a week, and doing various types of activities related to the book.

You can go here to see the full list of books we will read between January 3rd and Spring Break. The books we will read in January are:

January 3rd ~ About Birds by Cathryn Sill

January 10th ~ Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

January 17th ~ Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

January 24th ~ Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles

All of these books are available through our local public library system.

The activities for About Birds will include:
  • Doing egg identification
  • Egg shapes matching
  • Graphing birds from the book (feathers, flies, etc.)
On Thursday of this week I will post the specifics about the activities and will include a supply list (if any are needed) so you can prepare over the weekend.

If you want to join us in our study, leave me a comment and grab my button on the sidebar (thanks for making that for me, Shannon!)

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