Monday, March 31, 2008


Beginning this month (April begins tomorrow), I was hoping to focus on birds. Bird books. Bird art (both famous and ours). Bird watching. Birds.

I have several book buckets going at any one time, in addition to the volumes on our shelves. Right now we have the general library bucket, the Easter bucket, and the bird bucket.

Today from our bird bucket, we read the following two.

Both books were delightful and just full of wonderful information! The artwork in the flamingo book was lovely - watercolor and gouache. I showed the children how to look amongst the copyright information of a picture book to discover what art medium the illustrator used.

I think tomorrow we must do some sort of flamingo drawing/painting!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I, too, had thought that studying birds would be so much fun! Every time I read Dawn's blog I'm so inspired to do more nature studies. I feel so sad right now that our homeschooling has been sorely neglected over the past couple of weeks. I tell myself not to worry; I KNOW that Dylan is doing just fine and that he had alread finished much of what we had planned for Kindergarten...but still. Thankfully, one of the beauties of homeschooling is that it is so flexible! Kristen is our priority right now, but I'm thinking we may just decide to keep "doing school" over the summer. PLENTY of time for nature study then! :) I can't wait to hear more about your bird studies!

And, I must have a serious case of mommy brain. I seriously thought I had commented on your strawberry picking post, but I guess not! Looks like you all had SO much fun. I'm jealous! We don't have any strawberry fields here, but we do always enjoy picking our fresh vegetables in the fall at a local farm. (I think I've blogged about it before.)

AND...I loved all your Easter pics! Especially the ones of your silly Andrew. What a ham! I can't believe what a big boy he's getting to be. And Michael! He is growing so fast!

I apologize for leaving a novel here in your comment box, maybe I should have just e-mailed. :) (I really have been meaning to.) I miss you!