Thursday, October 29, 2009

Birding

Wow, are birds interesting!! We are studying birds this semester as part of our Apologia: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day science curriculum this year and we have discovered the fun in birding.

This post is the place where we will submit photos and info of birds we have seen. It's sort of our Life List. We will update this occasionally, keeping a running list, but we will also be posting birds when we add them to our list in individual posts.
Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture

Northern Cardinal

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Northern Mockingbird

Monday, October 12, 2009

Living History

At the last minute, my neighbor and I decided to take our kiddos to a local living history day. It was a little crazy, but fun and educational. Usually, I'm a stickler for only taking field trips that pertain to what we are studying, but... I figured why not.


The kids enjoyed listening to and watching (or nearly getting scalped by) the Mountain Man the most. If you don't count the beach and the biology lessons there, this was our first field trip of the school year. Since it was free and very close to the house, I put it in the win column.