Homeschool : Winter Bird Study

We’re back at it again. This being only our second week into home school club with our little pack of wild girls and boys. It was a crazy winter so far with wild fires and evacuations and mud slides so close to home and then lots of illness. But, we’re hopefully starting to see the light of a new day. Our winter birds study day was a welcome retreat from the craziness of the world. The girls really enjoyed the day. We started with talking about adaptations and differences in winter versus spring birds and then I told a Chickadee Burgess Bird Book story with paper dolls I had made for the occasion. We made our own bird paper dolls (the girls have been really into making up stories and plays, so I thought these would be a hit). Then we made winter bird feeders to hang in our favorite park. At the end of our winter semester they will each get a bird patch (I’m ahead of my game and made several already, even a few to put in the shop).

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We use Lynn Seddon’s Exploring Nature With Children to outline our mornings. birdstudy19
And Veronika Hortt’s Winter stories and poems.
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And if you don’t own the Burgess Bird Book, you must. It’s full of lovely, very authentic  tales of birds and wildlife. birdstudy3

The girls wanted to have a “show and tell”, so most of them brought “bird items” to share. birdstudy4birdstudy5
Ellie, of course was donned in her best bird outfit for the occasion. birdstudy13birdstudy6birdstudy9birdstudy7birdstudy8birdstudy11birdstudy10birdstudy17birdstudy12birdstudy15birdstudy14birdstudy16birdstudy21
Happy Winter Birding!!

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