Science of Seasons Week 7

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Topics:
Art: making paper
Bible: Rain go away (story & lesson)
Language arts: copywork
Science: condensation (rain in a jar experiment), observing birds, spring
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Books
The Science of SeasonsThe Science of SeasonsHave your kids see if they can find the pages that match this week’s activities as they do them.
The Science of Seasons Activity BookThe Science of Seasons Learn-and-Play Activitiesp. 54-55 Spring coloring pagep. 56 Copywork

p. 57 Dot-to-dot
p. 58 Mazep. 59-61 Spring playset and clothesp. 63 Rain in a jar experiment
Supplies: glass jar, ice cubes, rubber band, small plastic zipper storage bag, access to hot water from the sink
Notes:
Day 5: Lessons on condensation 
This is for extra information about the “Rain in a Jar” experiment. There are also additional, optional activities.
Explore Spring!: 25 Great Ways to Learn About SpringExplore SpringActivity: Make Your Own Paper

Supplies: 5 pieces of scrap paper, 2 large tubs or pots, warm water, wire clothes hanger, old nylon stocking, stapler, blender, pieces of bark, leaves, flower petals, thread, or string, sponge, dishtowels, rolling pin, household iron, strainer
Read Chapter 4: Animals on the Move

Activity: Who Is the Early Bird?
Supplies: science journal, colored pencils, calendar
The Wheel on the SchoolThe Wheel on the School Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15
End of book!
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America, Second EditionNational Geographic Kids – Bird Guide of North AmericaIf you get this book, encourage your children to reference it throughout the year! Beautiful photographs illustrate this very informative book that features 100 species of birds from coast to coast.
Read each book on the day it’s listed:
A New BeginningA New Beginning
Printables
Backyard birds lap & note
Do whichever parts of this that interests you over the course of the week.
Free bird themed printables – A huge list to choose from!Free bird posters
Online
Draw, Write, Now lesson:
Robin

Push the next button to see the drawing instructions.

Bible lesson:
Rain go away
Notes
I recommend you get a bird feeder and put it up. It will take a little while for the birds to find it, but once they do, they will be a fun addition to your yard or porch. We also added a birdbath and get feathered visitors year round. They have been such a source of joy and interest to our family.

If you live in one place long enough, your kids will be able to observe seasonal visitors to your feeder as well as “regulars”. We’ve seen baby birds raised in our backyard and have even had Hooded Orioles visit every year to raise their young nearby. Having a birdfeeder in your yard is a terrific way to observe all sorts of birds over the year!
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