O how I excited I am! For those who dont know, the HSV host a Garden Challenge each year. Rules are pretty simple– grow whatever you like,blog about progress and link up each month. They have AWESOME Sponsors as well. Last year Heavens garden was one of the winners and this year , we are trying just as hard for that spot
After we won, we were sent a great gift card but my favorite part was, it was in a card that said “Best of luck this homeschool year” and that card hangs on the wall of our homeschool. To me it was a symbol that someone out there cares (even at the times I feel I’m alone in the homeschooling world)
Last year we had to pick our corn early due to the giant raccoons around here. This year I want to be prepared so I will be building a pen I found on Pinterest. My MIL was kind enough to get the kids tool bags and tools for Easter, in them came cucumbers and watermelon. I might start them in the house while the pen is being constructed but I know now not to plant out in the open where critters can eat my food (-_-)
(Excuse the mess on my desk)
The next link up is “Thursday April 26th sponsored by Apologia. Link up & share your progress! Did you “break ground” or still growing starter plants? Are the kids excited, do you see any buds, or are you fighting army worms?”
So make a post, link up today (or through the week) and get ready for a challenge =)
This past week the weather in Detroit was AMAZING! With Spring around the corner and awesome printables popping up on Pinterest, we went back through a weather theme to brush up.
Cloud Dough (picture below w/ directions)
Scholastic Rainbows and Tot School Printables
Make It Rain Project
Things That Grow
Critters and Animals
Trip To Petting Farm
Trip To Grandpa’s Shop In Detroit
Finding Snails On The Building from The Salt Mines
This post is linked to HHH, Preschool Corner, Sunday Showcase, Tot School and Science Sunday
Heaven will be 4 in May and is now starting to understand certain holidays. I thought this year would be fun to tell her about “The Little Leprechaun”
I started out by sending Hev a letter from “The Little Leprechaun”
We then made a trap and replaced chocolate with Lucky Charms to trick the Leprechaun
Well our trap didn’t work and when we woke up there was a BIG mess! He left a rainbow trail for us to follow..
He got into green paint and left it everywhere he went BUT he also left gold coins
Put a game on the kitchen floor
Spilled the bugs
Moved the bread
Made a mess on the table
He even stacked blocks to climb the table
He also got in the fridge and bathroom!!
Turned our milk green
and made a mess on the potty
The kids thought it was worth cleaning the mess after they collected their gold
For more ideas and tips check out my boards on Pinterest
This post is linked to HHH, Preschool Corner, Sunday Showcase and Tot School
With all the tornado’s touching down in the previous weeks, I thought I should start talking to Heaven about them.
To start our lesson, we went to Youtube and typed tornado in the search bar. We then went through and watched the destruction that a tornado can cause to houses and communities.
After, we watched THE WIZARD OF OZ for the 1st time together! My FAV part, Heaven is almost 4 and is now taking interest in it!!!
You can see the one we made w/ 2 bottles in the background
As I write this ….
Local Weather Alert
Tornado Watch for Wayne County, MI
until 3:00 AM EDT, Tue., Mar 13, 2012
(good thing we started learning)
This post is linked to HHH,Living Life, Preschool Corner,Sunday Showcase, Tot School and Science Sunday
This week we continued to grow things. This by far is my favorite thing we have grown indoors. In the matter of 3 days, it went from a regular piece of garlic, to growing roots and sprouting. Pretty cool to watch it happen so fast.
In the 9 hours it has been since I took the picture, they have grown even bigger.
We took this week to do some review. Once we finish up our school yr lessons, we will be moving on to some mini lessons like space.
Hot and Cold
This post is linked to Kids in The Kitchen, HHH, Preschool Corner, Sunday Showcase, Tot School and Science Sunday