Character – Bullies and Self Defense:
After discussing bullying, we sat and read Sticks and Stones. This was a wonderful story about true friendship from Patricia Polacco’s childhood.
Birds and Bird Calls:
Though the bird unit was from the previous chapter, we continued it through the topics of chapter five.
During our study of this chapter, we continued to work on birds. We read about the anatomy of a bird, Parker used our Montessori Bird puzzle and Jim Arnosky’s Knowing the Birds to sketch and label the parts of the chickadee.
We continued to observe all our backyard birds. This adorable hummingbird visits our side garden almost daily.