Saturday, May 27, 2017

We've Published a Bird Book

At the end of the school year we were working on their very own published bird book.  The size of book that we can afford is twenty pages.  It is quite a lot of work, but very educational as the students worked together to find details of each bird, write about the bird they chose and draw the bird remembering the important field marks.

First, we chose which 23 birds we wanted to have in our book.  Then we researched each bird at the smart board and came up with a few facts about each one.   I typed up the facts for each child to copy onto their page.  They met with me first to discuss which field marks are important to remember.  Then some of them had step-by-step drawing lessons and others did not need it.  I don't draw on their paper, but I show them how to draw the bird.  They loved this activity, even though the writing was a bit difficult. Here are a few of the finished pages.  They will be available for sale online within the week!  Their bird book should cost around $10.  I will let you know when they are ready for purchase.  It will be a nice keepsake from their year in kindergarten.

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