Here are the latest pictures of our sunflower garden! These things are getting pretty big! I am wondering…if anyone knows, when do the flowers bloom? The plants are so tall and I keep hoping the flowers will start popping out, none of them have yet. Here is the entire rectangular sunflower garden/fort: Here is Emily standing next to the tallest sunflower plant thus far: And here is a recent picture of our veggie garden. We actually have a tiny tomato growing! Yay! ... Read More about Garden grow!
No, I didn’t look at the calendar wrong…it’s not New Year’s Eve…just the end of another school year for us! Now, we do school year round, so the end and the beginning sometimes run together, but I wanted to take a few minutes to think about the past year and all the growing and learning my sweet children have done. This might get a bit long, but I wanted to take some time to review our school year. Sweet Hannah…my oldest, my most stubborn. Hannah is a true oldest child. She seems to excel ... Read More about Another year has come to an end…
Since we found turtles on our nature walk last week, we have decided that we would like to learn more about turtles. This isn’t what I had planned But, the FIAR title that I had planned isn’t in at the library, though I’ve had it on reserve for almost 2 months now! Basically, I have checked out about 12 books on turtles. I will go through them and choose 1-2 to read each day next week. Then, we will do some type of coloring page, craft or activity about turtles. It’s not going to be a full-blown ... Read More about Turtle Unit Study
This coming week we will be rowing the FIAR title, Little Nino’s Pizzaria! I have been wanting to do this book for a long time and we are finally getting to it! Here are a few of the books we are reading for this unit! There is another older book that explains how to make a pizza with a picture each step of the way, this book is called Pizza Man by Marjorie Pillar. Here are some fun ideas and activities we will be doing! *Thursday - going to a local pizza place to watch them ... Read More about Little Nino’s Pizzaria
I think this counts as our FIRST, official lapbook! This is the first time each girl has made her own and we have spent the week learning the different things about butterflies found in this lapbook. I admit, I was a bit skeptical about whether or not the girls would actually learn anything from doing school this way! I knew they would love the cutting, pasting and pretty pictures…but would they learn the information? But, my doubts were diminished as the girls told me facts about ... Read More about Butterfly Lapbook