Friday, January 29, 2016

Come In From the Cold

Our stories today were all about animals seeking warmth from the cold for the winter. In The Big Snuggle Up by Brian Patten, a scarecrow is invited into a warm house on a snowy day. One by one, he's joined by other animals coming in from the storm. Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovicz is about a duck who needs a place to live after deciding not to migrate with his flock. In Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, a group of animals holds a party in a sleeping bear's den.

We also looked at drawings of birds in Backyard Birds of Winter by Carol Learner. We identified a few birds that stay in New Hampshire for the winter. Then we made bird feeders by covering paper tubes with peanut butter and rolling them in bird seed. Some of us strung Cheerios on pipe cleaners as another type of feeder. We hope birds will like our work!

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