Sunday, October 6, 2013

Prairie Primer: Week Five: Birds on the Prairie

Week five of The Prairie Primer takes us to the second book of The Little House series: Little House on the Prairie.  The Ingalls family has moved from the big woods of Wisconsin to the wide open prairie of Kansas.  Laura tells of the sights and sounds of the enormous sky, endless land, and numerous little creatures.  She names the birds and their songs.  How beautiful it must have been.

I had the kids listen to the different songs and calls of the birds that Laura names (using YouTube), and then the kids drew each kind of bird in their journals.  Here are some of them:

Eva, 5

Vin, 6

Vin, 6

Eva, 5

Sophia, 8

Sophia, 8

The story about the gophers was also a favorite.  Sophia wanted to include one in her journal along with the birds.


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