Happy Tuesday! This week in our nature study the theme is a field trip but I wanted to teach Elliot more about birds, as we ease into Nesting Birds for next weeks study. So we started by reading A Place for Birds by Melissa Stewart and then practiced the letter B, colored a BIRDS letter sheet, completed a cut & paste worksheet, did some shadow matching, and practiced numbers with our count and clip cards (@sosimpleabeginning).We also looked at some birds in The Atlas of Amazing Birds by Matt Sewell, which is a gorgeous book, and Elliot had fun doing his birdseed activity (idea from @littlepinelearners) while we listened to many different bird sounds on my Merlin Bird ID app. The shadow matching worksheet is a new design from my bird unit which will be available to download for free this week! In the meantime, you can check out what I am offering now by visiting https://www.graystardesign.com/homeschool.
It’s no secret I love animals. And here at our house I try to do al I can so all the earthlings who visit are comfortable, fed and happy. We have a handful of bird feeders around for our flying friends and I’ve been learning so much about the species who come. It’s pretty awesome. And we also have a squirrel feeder so maybe the cuties will stop bombarding the birds spaces, lol. In any case, I leave special treats for them there. We had a box turtle hanging out on the side of our house for awhile but I’m not sure he’s there anymore. I welcome all animals and enjoy seeing them daily. @ashlieredmond was just talking about how we need to surround ourselves with beauty right now. And that’s exactly what I’m doing. Inviting these beautiful creatures to our property so I can continue to be filled with joy. I just love each and every one of them.