I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birds of a feather

Can you tell what my kids are looking at?

How about now?

It's a bird's nest. We have lots of birds around here which has been kind of cool since we are working through our Apologia Science Zoology book about winged creatures.

We watched a little bird this summer make this nest, lay eggs in it and then watched the eggs hatch. We took it down this week after the bird moved on to greener pastures.

The kids drew the nest on their papers and made a list items that the nest was made out of. After that they wrote a paragraph about the reading we had done about how birds waterproof themselves.

I tried to get one picture from above the nest. Can you see the cherry pits in the middle? That was our favorite part. Our neighbor has a cherry tree so we are assuming that the pits came from there. All in all we found sticks and twigs, moss, plant material from our garden, cherry pits, string and last but not least...

...this little ladybug. We watched him for awhile too. I love being able to bring life into the class/dining room.

1 comment:

Hilary said...

Oh, that's marvelous!! I wish we could find a bird's nest to study. What a great experience!