Sunday, April 27, 2014

Our Fine Feathered Friends

It may not seem like an exciting unit to some people, but we spent last week talking about "birds" and I'm not sure if our class could have had any more fun.  We have flapped our wings, tweeted and even tried to fly around our room, all while talking about our winged friends.  On Monday we made our "garbage birds", this was what one of my students called it when he realized we used an empty toilet tissue roll.  "T" said that toilet tissue rolls were suppose to be in the garbage, hence the name "garbage birds".

The are rather funny looking but we didn't mind because they were so cute.

On Tuesday we talked about the different types of birds that we see near our homes and school.  Soon the discussion turned to where birds like to hide to protect themselves.  Everyone agreed that a tree is the best place for birds to be.  So . . . . we decided to put a bird, or two (or three) in a tree!  First, we painted the sky.  We used several different colors of blue paint to make our sky look "real".

Next, we painted a tree branch and rolled a paper towel tube, wrapped with yarn, over our tree.

As soon as it dried, we put everything together!

If you look closely at our little birds, you may be able to tell that their wings and tail feathers were made with our finger prints.  Everyone was so proud when they took this home.

We also decided that we needed to "feed the birds", so we made our very own birds feeders.  Everyone strung "Fruit Loops" cereal onto pieces of yarn.

We added a straw so the birds would have a place to sit.

Hopefully, the birds will like Fruit Loops!  One of my sweet Mom's sent me this photo of the bird feeder in their tree!
I hope the birds liked it as much as we did!

We talked about baby birds leaving their nest and how the momma bird knows when it is time.  After much (MUCH) discussion about birds learning to fly (everyone had their own idea of how birds learn) we made one of my "saddest" art projects.  This one always makes our parents sad.

The children made the nest by using a ruler to draw the lines.  We had so much fun with the rulers that we set-up a center just to let everyone experiment with them. 

Our "Fabulous Fun Friday" got really crazy this week!  Since our letter of the week was "Y", we decided to explore YARN!  I simply went to our supply closet and grabbed ALL the yarn I could carry.  Next, I cut it into VERY long strips.  There was only ONE rule - do not tie anyone up with the yarn.  What happened next was a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!

These pictures truly do not do justice to the excitement and fun we had.  Of course there was a huge mess to clean-up (but when is that NOT the case?).  As a matter of fact, it was so much fun no one wanted to stop to go outside!  Now THAT is the sign of a good time!
Thanks so much for stopping in and visiting with us.  I hope you come back again!


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  10. شركة تسليك مجارى بخميس مشيطشركة مميزة عن غيرها من الشركات فهي أفضل شركة والتميز في شركتنا وذلك لان شركتنا لديها القدرة القوية علي التعامل وأيضا التغلب علي جميع مشاكل انسداد المجاري حيث جميعا نعلم أن مشكلة انسداد المجاري أو المصارف الصحية تعمل علي الكثير من الأضرار مما تسبب في تلوث المياه وبالتأكيد تأثر علي صحة جميع الأفراد فشركتنا شركة تسليك مجارى بابها تعمل علي تسليك البالوعات وأيضا علي تسليك أحواض المطبخ والبيارات فشركتنا هي أفضل شركة في مجال تسليك المجاري بابها حيث أن الشركة تقوم بتقديم الكثير من الخدمات المميزة التي تكون ذات جودة عالية فشركتنا تعمل بكل الجهد حتى توفر لكل عملائها المال والجهد كما شركة الشرق الاوسط شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف أن الشركة تعمل علي توفير أفضل الخدمات المنزلية التي تتطلب وذلك من خلال تقديم كل الاحتياجات بمهارة عالية وذلك سوف تلاحظ كل هذه الخدمات والمميزات من خلال التعامل مع شركتنا شركة تسليك مجارى بنجرانفشركتنا تعمل علي تقديم كافة الخدمات دائما وذلك بهدف راحة العملاء وحتى يعيشوا العملاء في جو وبيئة نظيفة خالية من التلوث وخاليه من الأمراض حيث نعلم جميعا أن المياه مصدر الحياة وتستخدم في كل متطلبات المنزل من شرب وطعام وتنظيف وغيره ومما يتم استخدام الإنسان له وعند أن تكون ملوث فالتلوث يوصل الإنسان بسرعة ومما يسبب له الكثير من المشاكل مع شركة تسليك مجارى بحائل حياه افضل

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