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You are HERE >>  Cross Curriculum : Grade 1 - 2
Target Audience : Students age 7 - 14

    by Belinda Mooney
   November 8, 2000


About Birds : A Guide for Children
by John Sill (Illustrator), Cathryn P. Sill
Reading level: Ages 4 - 8

General skills/ideas:
  • Pick a bird and research it.Fill out an animal research sheet on it. 
  • Look up references to birds in the Bible. Copy them for handwriting. 
  • Do some backyard birdwatching. Start a birdwatching notebook and add them. 
  • Make a graph of the birds that you saw. Make a pie graph and a bar graph. 
  • This is a good time to learn 12 eggs in a dozen. 
  • Use an egg carton to practice counting by twos. 

  • Worksheets:
  • Chicken in an Egg maze


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