In addition to the math, grammer, and phonics/reading we do each day....
- Introduce idea of report on beaks and bills
- look at bird bookmarks on web
- Let Emma learn how to browse/research on the web for: Red Robin, Toucan, Pelican, Hawk, Anhinga, Flamingo, Spoonbill, Hummingbird, Roadrunner, Nightjar, Woodpecker
- Use a raw chicken to see parts of bird and look at skeleton of bird online. (where is the most meat and muscle? are bones heavy?)
- Go on a nature walk to find as many birds as we can
- Look online for anhinga and how they eat, weaver birds and their nest, Egyptian vultures and how they crack eggs, cormorants and how they fish for Japanese fisherman, humingbirds and how they fly backwards
- go online to compare the eyes of an owl (front of head), a sparrow (side of head) and a woodcocks (in back). Why the differences..? (the owls hunt, sparrows spot danger and seed, woodcocks who feed in mud have to have eyes to see danger in the rear)
- go to observe some birds on the lake - watch how they fly: Look at position of feet, head and wings.
- Scout meeting: manners and social skills
- Baytown Nature Center Field trip
- research vultures on the internet
- art class
- cover one cloth with shortening, and leave the other shortening free. Spray water on the two cloths to demonstrate how a duck waterproofs feathers.
- Compare a chicken bone to a cow bone.
- fill/create bird feeders, sew peanuts on a string to create edible garland for birds
- model bird feet out of clay
- try to sketch birds
- eat a bird lunch: ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins), sunflower seeds, nectar (soda) through a straw, snakes (hot dogs), fruits.