The Birds of the Air

Learning About Birds with homeschoolshare.com

Birds are probably my all time FAVORITE thing to study!! We’ve done so many different things over the years from various bird feeders, to lap books, to books we’ve read. My children have enjoyed learning about the birds in our backyard, nature study at its best!!

First of all, take a peek at all that HSS has related to BIRDS! You could study birds for a whole year! I’m listing a few of my favorites here, but you can see ALL of the bird resources on this page!

Bird Studies from HSS

So, now that you have PLENTY of learning material and lap books to choose from, here are some hands on activities to add to your study, as well as some art projects!

Hands-On Bird Activities

Bird Related Art Projects & Crafts

Poem to Memorize

I love using poetry as copy work and for memorization. I usually try to find poems that fit with our unit study or whatever we happen to be learning about at the moment. Here is a perfect poem for your bird study!

The Woodpecker

by Elizabeth Madox Roberts 

The woodpecker pecked out a little round  hole

And made him a house in the telephone pole.

One day when I watched he poked out his head,

And he had on a hood and a collar of red.

When the streams of rain pour out of the sky,

And the sparkles of lightning go flashing by,

And the big, big wheels of thunder rolls,

He can snuggle back in the telephone poll.

 

Check out our Bird Pinterest Board too!

Merry Christmas with Virginia Kahl!

If you have ever enjoyed the classic story The Duchess Bakes a Cake, then you are already familiar with children’s author, Virginia Kahl. Kahl’s fun rhyming stories are sure to put a smile on your face, and we are happy to announce that we have a brand new unit study at Homeschool Share–Plum Pudding for Christmas!

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We’ve also added lessons and lapbook printables to go with any Virginia Kahl book you choose! Study includes lessons for The Middle Ages, Europe, Germany, Austria, Coat of Arms, the seven continents, castles, and more!

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And, we are thrilled to announce that we now offer a complete unit study and lapbook for one of our all-time favorites–
The Duchess Bakes a Cake! Lessons include: Medieval Occupations, archery, feudal society, leavening, catapults, repetition, alliteration, prepositions, dozens, copywork, skip counting, drawing motion, complementary colors, and more!

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You will find all three of these studies and coordinating printables right here. Keep your eye on that page because there just might be more units for Kahl books in the near future!

Enjoy the new studies and these delightful stories. Merry Christmas!

September Make the Days Count Activity Calendar

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Our September Make the Days Count Activity Calendar has a host of activities to spice up your homeschool days: make homemade waffles, start a Fall Bucket List, host a checker’s tournament, learn about farm animals, enjoy Teddy Bear Day, celebrate Eat An Apple Day, study Native Americans, drink chocolate milkshakes, and so much more!

Pick out some fun ones to enjoy with your children and make the days count!  

August’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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It’s hard to believe August is upon us. Does summer go by super fast at your house, too?  I’m sure the summers were longer when I was a kid!  I remember the summer days being filled with reading, hiking in the woods, climbing waterfalls, swimming in the creek or the neighborhood pool, playing cards, yakking with friends, picnicking with family, going to the outdoor movie theater, picking flowers, working in the garden, and more.  Now we always seem to be on the go! Our summer is  mostly filled with preparing for and going to horse shows and our county/state fair.  August means wind down time for us–getting ready to start school again.

Even if your summer has been crazy busy and you’re gearing up for school again too, there is still time to sneak in a few more fun, summertime activities with the children!  Our August calendar has lots of great ideas to help you have fun with the last full month of summer!  And, because August is American Artists Appreciation month, be on the look-out for special posts on the blog about American artists.

Until next time, hug your kids and make the days count!