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Art: making paper
Bible: Rain go away (story & lesson)
Language arts: copywork
Science: condensation (rain in a jar experiment), observing birds, spring
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|The Science of Seasons||Have your kids see if they can find the pages that match this week’s activities as they do them.|
|The Science of Seasons Learn-and-Play Activities||p. 54-55 Spring coloring page||p. 56 Copywork|
p. 57 Dot-to-dot
|p. 58 Maze||p. 59-61 Spring playset and clothes||p. 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
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||Activity: 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 School||Chapter 11||Chapter 12||Chapter 13||Chapter 14||Chapter 15|
End of book!
|National Geographic Kids – Bird Guide of North America||If 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 Beginning|
|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|
|Draw, Write, Now lesson:|
Push the next button to see the drawing instructions.
Rain go away
|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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