Friday, May 18, 2012
5 Days of Bird Watching - Day 5
This is the last post of our 5 Days of Bird Watching. I really enjoyed putting these together. Now for today's topic, "How to Incorporate Bird Watching into Your Homeschool".
There are many ways to add Bird watching to your curriculum. First off, I do want to say, encourage your children to participate. All ages can help, whether it is spotting birds, recording what you have seen, taking pictures, or helping with the feeders.
Bird Watching can be a part of handwriting, spelling, and grammar. "How?" you may ask. First of all by keeping a journal you will be able to watch handwriting improve. A journal needs to be neat so you can go back and reread it when you want to. Also, you could use the parts of a bird, bird names, their habitats etc. to make spelling word lists. Do remember to keep them age appropriate. Read over the journal occasionally together to help with spelling and grammar.
Obviously science comes in to play when you discuss the parts of a bird, their nesting habits, what they eat, where they live, etc. And by studying which ones migrate and where they go, you can add some geography. Try plotting where they may have come from, or where they could be going.
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