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Aug 24, 2012

Unit Study: Birds

Our first unit this year was birds, yes birds. On Monday we read through a few bird books then did a craft about Toucans from Tippytoe Crafts.

He was very proud of his Toucan
"Birds of a feather flock together"
On Tuesday-Thursday we combined science with our unit study and explored the aspects of birds and how to look at nests but not disturb them from our Applied Science curriculum. Then did a little art by painting eggs and placing them in an abandoned nest from our backyard that I balanced in a tree.

Step 2: Determine if our robin eggs would they fit in a robin's nest.
Step 1: Gently put the eggs in the nest.

The nest will stay there until it is seasoned. Then we'll add it as an exhibit to our classroom. I got the fake wooden eggs from a craft store then had the boys color them with oil pastels.
After that we painted pictures of the still life.
On Wednesday we headed down to the park for some bird watching with our handy-dandy binoculars! Then watched videos on YouTube...amazing! Weaver Bird Video.

On Thursday we learned about two dimensional versus three dimensional items ie birds eggs as spheres.

On Friday we did another craft with Peacocks and finished off the week by pretending to fly around the backyard.
For information on this craft go to Tipptytoe Crafts.

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