Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chasing Bubbles

Summertime calls for bubbles, iced tea, and plenty of time outdoors. Sometimes the "lessons" we need to focus on the most are just having fun. Childhood only lasts a moment. I want to savor every bit of his that we can.

This post was linked to: We Play

Counting Fish

The best school work ends with the Punk eating the Materials!

Letter Book

I don't think I have run across anything made by Melissa and Doug that I don't absolutely love.

Fish Fingers

We made Fish from Fingerprints to learn more about the letter F today. The Punk pressed his fingerprints in the watered down paint to make the water and a few goldfish, and Mommy added the fish details (fins, eyes and tails). I saw a similar idea here, and added it to our Art Wall (which is somehow becoming an Alphabet Wall with all of our letter projects!). The letter we printed was from here, and then we backed it with construction paper before hanging it to dry.

This post was linked to: Preschool Corner

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sorry, Pumpkin

A couple of weeks ago I planned on doing a lesson (and photo journal) of the sprouting of a Pumkin Seed. I dampened a paper towel, placed the seed in a zip top bag, and taped it to our side window.

Then promptly forgot it.

Life happened, and we became busy doing other things. A few days ago Daddy and I were in the back yard and he saw the baggie taped to the window - and pointed it out to me. Yikes! Our seed!

Nature went on without our assistance, and our seed had sprouted. And grown roots, And was more than ready to be planted. So much for the photo journaling!

This morning I rescued the plant from it's window prison, and planted it in a small pot to get it started outdoors. Ahhhh, that's better.

The Punk assisted, and we went to check on the rest of our seedlings and sprouts.

I can't wait until our backyard garden is in place next year. We (the Royal We - meaning Daddy) have been working on it this year, and getting it ready for the Punk and I to start gardening on a larger scale next Spring.

Until then we are container gardening in the front yard. It makes for an interesting entry way!

And we are starting to see results!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

We took a break.

We didn't take a break from learning, not by any means. But we did take a short break in our daily routine for a bit. And our informal "schooling" became even less formal. Sometimes you just need to scale back a little.

We have been visiting parks, museums, and doing FUN things that have taught us about ourselves and the world around us.

And we are BACK! And ready to routine-up again, and learn, learn, learn! Looks like Mommy has some lesson planning to do over the weekend.