We started our bird theme by taking a short nature walk and looking for our neighborhood birds. I told them to look and listen for the birds and tell me about them. I also asked the kids questions here and there just to see what they already knew. I'm often surprised how much they already know.
I've filled our book basket with nonfiction books about birds, ones that are filled with pictures.Our Nonfiction book list
A Nest Full of Eggs by Priscilla Belz Jenkins
Why Do Birds Sing by Joan Holub
Everything Bird by Cherie Winner
Feeding Our Feathered Friends by Dean T. Spaulding
How Do Birds Find Their Way by Roma Gans
Eyewitness Books Bird
bird printable found at DLTK's
When Little J attended a Montessori school, they often did mini books. Their teacher set a control book out and the children used it to make their own book.
I made a "parts of a bird" book for Sassyfras and Juiciness. We"read" it several times before they sat down to make their own.
I found a clipart picture and made a book to share with you. Click on the link below if you are interested.
Linking to: Living Montessori Now-Montessori Monday, ABC and 123- Show and Tell, Thrifty Thursday, Fun for the Kids Friday, TGIF!!, The Sunday Showcase, Link and Learn, Science Sunday