Posts tagged ‘Gardening’

Garden Art

Trisha brought us a lovely bowl of art to study and then to use as inspiration for making our own.

We looked at all the layers and got so many ideas.

We split into two groups. One pot was white and flat.

The other was glass so we can see growth from below as well.

She also brought in this beautiful magnolia branch. I’ll take more photos as it blooms.

Ah, spring is on the way.

Working in the Yard

Today Jason helped us set up shop – our wood shop that is:

We also uncovered the crocus that are poking up from under the hay covering our garden:

Everyone Ready to Head Back to School?

Tomorrow we are going to begin setting up our wood shop in the big yard. We have been gathering materials for the last few months and with the sun peaking out, we are ready to get going.  Do we have a handy person for a parent?  Would you like to hang with us and help out?

We have a bit of a wish list going.





Wood glue

Screw drivers

2/4 and any other wood scraps


We are also wanting to get going on the garden. Does anyone have a rototiller? Would you like to come in and rototill with the kids?

We would also love to have some gardening supplies:


Actual garden tools

Starts when it’s time!

Okay, I’m done asking for stuff.

Oh, except, we need shoe boxes – anyone have any.? I would to have about 20.

I can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow.



We HEART Stories from Our Mamas, Crafting Valentines for Our Families, Spring-Like Sunshine for Gardening and Abraham Lincoln

While everyone else was playing in the big yard, Sophia, who is our only first grader and I, sat at the windows (so I could watch everyone playing) and she wrote a story that her mama has told her at bedtime. We sat together and I helped her with sounds, letters, words, sentences and punctuation. She mostly did everything herself, I was more of a safety net for her and someone to encourage her as she worked out her story. I gave her a lined journal to start her adventure in writing. A few others wanted lined journals as well and we spent journal time deciphering words and ideas.

We also got a fun red, white and pink packet of goodies from Sarah this morning. We had a great time making hearts, glueing, painting and being goofy (what did you have for breakfast this morning Brigit – silly goose mouse?)

Oh the sun and the weeds and the beautiful little buds poking up through the soil. We toiled and uncovered and offered our garden to the sun and the rain.

We also made a habitat for all the crawly creatures (spiders, worms, catapillars) we came across today.

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln, we loved learning about you today. We read this book today and talked about our 16th president and our country then and now:

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