Word of the Day – Robin

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Do you know the definition for the new Word of the Day which is “Robin?”

Pronounced:  [ˈrä-bən ]

A robin is a singing bird. In North America the robin has a slate-gray upperpart, a blackish head and tail, and black and whitish streaked throat. It is best known for its reddish breast and underparts. I was surprised to see one perched on top of our fence this past week. Bird watching can make you happy!
Fun facts about robins:
  • They like to eat beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars 
  • They like to eat fruit and berries
  • They have an orange-red breast
  • They belong to the thrush family
  • The average life-span is 2 years
  • The robin’s nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers
  • It is one of the earliest birds to sing at dawn
  • There are about 320 million robins in the United States

So, Homeschoolers: sketch an illustration and describe robins.


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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