Monday, August 16, 2010
We have started off the year with a new bird unit. We did a pretty extensive bird unit last year and learned all about galahs, magpies, Murray magpies and Port Lincoln parrots (lots of pictures in the "Where we Live" label). We did a lovely lapbook to go with those (I just posted a few pictures from that lapbook in the next post below). Now it's on to a whole new set of birds! We set up a bird feeder and have had a lot of new birds to observe-sparrows, crows, cardinals and so forth. We've even had a humming bird every now and then.
In addition to simply observing birds and looking through our bird cards; we'll do a number of bird-related activities and crafts... posted next are the first few bird-related activities they had in their workboxes (or set out on the craft/science table).
Miniature Bird Matching: