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    Bird Study

    I have bird obsessed kids. I admit it. G and D saw the MP Bird set and want to use it this year. Is this doable for their ages? Anyone who has used the study please share your experiences. {Save me from Apologia Zoo 1 again! Please! I beg you! }
    Last edited by Enigma; 06-29-2014, 08:31 PM.
    The Older Boys:
    J- 6/96: (CAPD/mild ASD) working/living on his own
    S- 11/98: Jan. 2022- BYU-I accounting major

    The Middle Boys:
    G- 4/04 (mild ASD/mild intellectual delay)
    D- 5/05 (mild processing issues)

    The Princess:
    F- 7/08

    The Youngest Boy:
    M- 9/16

    #2
    Enigma,
    I have it coming for this fall as part of the fifth grade package for my just-turned-10 son. I think it's right on age-wise for your boys. I think it's designed to be a half-year study? I haven't seen the Lesson Plan, but I know History of Medicine is science for fifth grade as well.
    Festina lentē,
    Jessica P

    '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
    DS Hillsdale College freshman
    DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
    DD 8th • HLN & Home
    DS 5th • HLN & Home
    Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

    Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
    Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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      #3
      My oldest was 9 this last year, and was very into birds, so we switched the order of birds and insects, and she did just fine. As Pick and Grin said, it is only scheduled for about half a year (13 weeks) in the 5th grade plans. I think you could draw it out longer, by giving more time to learn the birds and calls as well as additional observation time.
      DD 17 | 12th
      DS 15 | 9th
      DD 13 | 8th
      2021-2022

      13th Year HSing, 9th Year MP

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        #4
        Originally posted by Enigma View Post
        I have bird obsessed kids. I admit it. G and D saw the MP Bird set and want to use it this year. Is this doable for their ages? Anyone who has used the study please share your experiences. {Save me from Apologia Zoo 1 again! Please! I beg you! }


        I love the lapbooking style of the Apologia Zoology sets, but can't deal with the young earth basis.

        I haven't looked at MPs bird study. Now you've got me curious.
        Plans for 2022-23

        Year 12 of homeschooling with MP

        DD1 - 27 - college grad, bakery owner
        DD2 - 16 - 11th grade - HLS Cottage School - online classes, looking at dual credit - equestrian and theatre
        DS3 - 14 -7A Cottage School - soccer/tennis -dyslexia and dysgraphia
        DS4 -14 - 7A Cottage School -soccer/tennis -auditory processing disorder
        DD5 - 10- 5A, Cottage School - inattentive ADHD - equestrian and tumbling
        DS6 - 9 - MP 1 - home with momma

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          #5
          I found another one in the last two Light Units of Christian Light Education 200 level Sunrise Science set. I'm thinking it would be too babyish for my guys, though.
          Last edited by Enigma; 07-02-2014, 08:20 PM.
          The Older Boys:
          J- 6/96: (CAPD/mild ASD) working/living on his own
          S- 11/98: Jan. 2022- BYU-I accounting major

          The Middle Boys:
          G- 4/04 (mild ASD/mild intellectual delay)
          D- 5/05 (mild processing issues)

          The Princess:
          F- 7/08

          The Youngest Boy:
          M- 9/16

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            #6
            Enigma,

            My kiddos are bird fanatics too! We did use Apologia's FLying Creatures as our science this past year, and by far that was our (really only) favorite part! To continue our bird watching interests, I got each of my bigs this:

            http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Birdwatchers-Book-Stickers-Childrens/dp/0486410595/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404324533&sr=1-1&keywords=beginning+birdwatcher%27s+book+with+48+ stickers

            Very cheap and fun. Not too much "work", more of just identification and a space to jot down few observations per bird. We brought this on our nature walks, or just sat at our back door and watched. My 7 yo just pulled it back out last week and has set herself the goal to find them all again. Every now and then, I would encourage them to sketch or paint to sneak some art in too.

            Just an idea outside an actual curriculum
            Katie

            DS 17: Senior!
            DD 14: 10th
            DD 10: 6th
            Twin DD's 8: 3rd
            Mix of MP, Co-op, TAN and traveling the U.S

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              #7
              I did the MP bird study last summer with 8 and 9 year old and it was great. I added to it and I can share my plans if you decide to use it
              Last edited by Mama2Two; 07-02-2014, 08:37 PM.

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                #8
                Mama2Two,

                That would be wonderful of you to share! If you have private messaging enabled, I can send you my email.

                Katie,

                The book looks fun and simple. I'll bookmark it for after we finish as a treat.
                Last edited by Enigma; 07-02-2014, 08:19 PM.
                The Older Boys:
                J- 6/96: (CAPD/mild ASD) working/living on his own
                S- 11/98: Jan. 2022- BYU-I accounting major

                The Middle Boys:
                G- 4/04 (mild ASD/mild intellectual delay)
                D- 5/05 (mild processing issues)

                The Princess:
                F- 7/08

                The Youngest Boy:
                M- 9/16

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                  #9
                  Enigma,
                  Looks like I had private messaging off, it is on now if you want to send me your email!

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                    #10
                    Bird Flash Cards?

                    Anyone have a solution to share for the bird photo flashcards needed for quizzes and reviews?
                    Thanks in advance!
                    Festina lentē,
                    Jessica P

                    '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
                    DS Hillsdale College freshman
                    DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
                    DD 8th • HLN & Home
                    DS 5th • HLN & Home
                    Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

                    Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
                    Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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                      #11
                      What I did...

                      Each week I save an image of the birds. I created a separate album for those photos (on my iPad) that I use to quiz him on weekly. You could also print the pic (I just hate to buy ink!).

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                        #12
                        We use the stickers from the coloring book. We cut index cards in half, put the sticker on one side and the name on the other.
                        4 boys
                        5th: MP Core 4 with MUS Epsilon
                        7th: MP 7th MUS Pre-Algebra
                        11th: This year seems like a mess now that he has done all of the MP cores.
                        College Freshman at Maine Maritime Academy: started MP courses way back in 5th grade
                        All: MP co-op on Wednesday

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                          #13
                          We use the Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards
                          http://www.amazon.com/Sibley-Backyard-Birding-Flashcards-Eastern/dp/0307888975/
                          DD 17 | 12th
                          DS 15 | 9th
                          DD 13 | 8th
                          2021-2022

                          13th Year HSing, 9th Year MP

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                            #14
                            Great ideas all around! Thank you!
                            Festina lentē,
                            Jessica P

                            '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
                            DS Hillsdale College freshman
                            DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
                            DD 8th • HLN & Home
                            DS 5th • HLN & Home
                            Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

                            Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
                            Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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                              #15
                              Testing bird songs

                              For those of you who are farther along in the bird studies book, how are you testing bird songs? Are you playing the song from the CD for your child to identify, or are you reading the bird call as it is listed in the book?

                              Thanks!

                              Melissa
                              Cincinnati, OH

                              DS-10, DD-8, DS-7

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