As it is our third year of home education, we've found projects start to emerge as annual events. This not only includes religious festivals (e.g., Christmas
), but also competitions (e.g. 500 Words
) and coordinated citizen science. This was our third year taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch (see also Project 20: Local Wildlife and Birds, Project 68: Birds of the World
The week started with our hour bird-watch, and as with previous years, we saw very little. Just one robin this time.
|Waiting for the birds|
We had a more successful bird watch walking around the local nature reserve, and Solomon was pleased to identify a bullfinch with the help of the bird book.
|Spot the Bull(finch)!|
We also went to two bird-centred events (one at a home ed group and one at The Green Backyard
), so ended up making three different bird feeders this week!
Other activities included a birdwatch Top Trumps style game
, some differentiated reading
, and some bird snappers
We also got the children to copy some pictures of birds.
|Solomon (top) and Monica's (bottom) birds|
We also watched the classic feel-good bird-centred movie Fly Away Home, which everyone enjoyed.
Next project: Illustration
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