Snow, Celebrations, and Citizen Scientists
Last weekend we caught the end of the big blizzard. The amount of snow wasn’t that unusual for Maine, but the wind made it an extra fierce storm.
From inside our cozy house we fretted for the birds as they fought their way to and from the feeders. We watched the chickadees aim for one tree but end up blown to another. I was glad for the existing evergreens…and glad I planted over twenty more! After the storm passed this snow mountain was in our driveway and provided hours of building enjoyment.
Monday we celebrated our 100th day of school. What a fun day to beat the midwinter blahs! (And yes, in Maine it is really only midwinter…spring is slow reaching us up here.) I detailed all our activities in that post, and would be happy for any new ideas I can put on my list for next year!
You know how you have those things about school you don’t want your kids to miss out on? Making and exchanging Valentines is one of those for me. Luckily a friend hosted a Valentine Party for about 20 kids and we spent the day crafting, playing games, and exchanging the sweet Valentines our kids had made.
Today we’re donning our citizen scientist hats to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. We’ll spend periods of time throughout the weekend with binoculars in hand, tallying what we see for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to track bird populations. There is still time to participate, just check out the GBBC website!
Thank you to the wonderful hostesses with fun link-ups on Fridays. Be sure to join the fun and see what other homeschoolers are up to!