We watched a video called How Birds Eat by Ron Goor that we checked out from the local library. It looks kind of homemade and cheesy, but I was really impressed by the quality. There was saome impressive footage and the content covered a wide variety of bird species and their beak adaptations. The link on the DVD case didn't work, but if you can find this movie, grab it. Ron Goor did another movie on insects that is available from our local library that I plan on using during our insect theme.
I modified a Bird Beak Activity showing how different beaks are better adapted to get certain kinds of food. So amazing how God planned out all those little details! I wrote about the activity in more detail here.
We invited some fellow homeschoolers over to dissect owl pellets. How many of you can say you've received an invitation like that! How many of you really want to?! My friend Becky was very brave and eventually even touched the bones with her bare hands. Good job, Becky! And here is the nest Gracie made last week that used up all of our glue. You can find directions here. Golf ball egg not included.
Oops! We were supposed to do school today? Would I have my kids skip school? Well, we did have a little bit of drama because Greg left to go on a weekend mission trip to Mexico. That has put everyone a bit over the edge and prone to tears. While we were at the park I did have Gracie make a map of the playground . Our themes this month have been a little science heavy and I need to turn in some social studies work next week when we meet with Gracie's teacher. Is that cheating? Well kind of. But I'm okay with that!
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