Today was the last day of our Birds and Eggs theme. It was fun reviewing all the birds we learned about this month from posters provided by Mother Goose Time.
Today, we pretended to be birdwatchers and tried to spot as many different birds as we could outside. But, before we could do that, we made binoculars out of cups. The students decorated their binoculars and I helped them cut holes at the bottom and staple the cups together.
We went outside to look for birds. We talked about how birdwatchers need to be quiet and still so they don’t scare the birds away. As a 4 year old, is difficult to stay quiet and still. I was surprised at how engaging this lesson was for the kids. They did not want to move or talk because they didn’t want to scare the birds away.
I was amazed by how many different types of birds we saw. The students had fun guessing what type of bird we were looking at each time one flew by or landed in the yard. They knew so many types of birds.
One student said, “I think that’s a robin. I know because I learned about it.” I don’t remember teaching them about robins. But, I would not be surprised if she looked up information about robins on her own because they are her favorite kind of bird.
Another student says, “I saw a cardinal! I know because it was red.” So cool that they could remember the facts we learned about these birds. But… we do not have cardinals where we live. Nice try. So close!
We mostly saw pigeons, black birds, hummingbirds, and doves (maybe). There were quite a few birds I didn’t recognize or had never seen before.
We had fun learning about birds this month. I love that this unit made so many of the students curious. They were interested and excited to learn about each new bird. They were full of questions and ready to learn.
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