Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Cardinals

I've mentioned it several times before when we do seasonal projects that our school is located in southwest Florida. We are really at a loss for seasons here, and most of our kids have never seen snow. For many it's hard for them to visualize what snow is like, or to conceptualize winter in general! Ha!

For my second graders, this is a great (and valuable...and ON CURRICULUM lesson! Go figure!). They do a unit on Audubon first thing when we come back from Winter break. I just love the simplicity of this lesson, the simplicity of the supplies (tempera paint on blue paper!) and the gorgeous results! We're able to talk about Audubon, his birds, winter, composition, and nature all in one! And who says we're not team players?

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