Friday, January 25, 2019

Where do the birds find their food in the winter?

“Where do animals get their dinner?” “ Do their parents make it for them?” Great questions!  To follow their caring inquiry BJ joined us in studio for a fun day making bird feeders for our winged friends.
To complement our bird study the children drew some of our favorite birds.  
Here are a few examples:

Of course we wanted to hear some birds too so we listened to classical music layered with birdsongs and got out our pop-up bird book which plays bird songs from different geographic regions.
And then we hung our bird feeders in front of the school!  
To make these fun feeders at home for your feathered friends simply spread some sun-butter on a pinecone, dunk the sticky mess in bird seed and hang it from a nearby tree.  Easy-peasy.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend listening to the birds in your backyard.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Busy creating

 This time of year it's wonderful to be in the school.
 The children return from their break, eager to rejoin friends and resume their work.
 Here are a few pics of their studio week.
 If it seems pretty peaceful, that's because has been.