Sunday, November 11, 2012

Third Vertebrate- Birds!

This past week we studied birds, our third vertebrate.  As always, we like to give the children a concrete example of what we are thinking about!  Lucky us, thanks to R and J (and Mom, of course!) we had a Partridge Cochin named "Chicken" visit us for the morning!  She belong to two of our students who were VERY proud!

We had discussed the various characteristics of birds and this beauty had feathers on her feet!  She was very animated and even jumped up on the side of the bin a few times!  This was exciting!  She also made a few noises and the children were able to hear her sounds! 

The children enjoyed making a "parts of " booklet about birds! 

We also matched various bird cards and learned the names of many more birds.  Other activities included listening to bird sounds in a special book, making a life cycle of the bird booklet and making bird feeders. 
Again, a BIG THANK YOU to Sarah!!

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