Friday, February 23, 2018

Peace


Sap Tap


Our first and fairly honestly, a late attempt at Sapping Tap.
The season snuck up on us with rain in February?
Crossing our fingers the next few days warm up again.

 Bucket Baby
 Drill Guard
 Lid Lady
Sweet Reads!

Bean Sprouting & Jar Art

 Sensory

Sprouting seeds are simple Spring Science.
First there was some sensory time with the bag of beans; sorting, categorizing, counting and selecting seeds for sprouting.

Then we prepped our jars with wet paper towels.
https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/seed-jar-science-experiment-kids/
And learned about germination...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB4ASdELBbQ&feature=youtu.be


Since it takes some time for seeds to sprout, we followed up with Wish Art.
What would you love to grow in a jar?

Carrot Top



When you are very young, 
there are some things that you just know.
~The Carrot Seed

As we're studying seeds and roots and all things plants, we set out a tray of carrot tops to examine vegetable re-growth. Accompanied by a reading of the very old, but very good The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.
 And a very young but very curious science thief!
https://laughingkidslearn.com/how-to-grow-a-carrot-top 

Word Wednesday: Seeds & Stories

 Guelph Organic Conference

Seems as soon as the winter reaches it's midpoint, we're waiting for Spring.
We've been working on Seed Science this week and wrapped our library reads for Blind-Date-a-Day-with-a-Book.
 

These were the most popular picks...

 The Bad Seed

A sour sunflower seed goes out of his way to make trouble.


Kevin Henkes is the author of Owen, Chrysanthemum, Penny and Wemberly books.
This funny take on a childs version of the perfect garden was a 5 star!


My grandfather used to tell us if we ate watermelon seeds, a watermelon would grow in our stomach!
This paranoid crocodile reminded me of my grandfathers warning!


Tokyo Digs a Garden is not only visually appealing, it's storyline is universal. And it happens to be Canadian!
A little boy (Tokyo) thinks the ice cream truck is coming down the road, only to meet an old woman carting a load of soil and gifting him three seeds to wish upon.
Tokyo then turns a concrete jungle into the wild again.
Beautiful story and gorgeous pictures.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Puddle Muddle


The best place to be on a rainy day is clearly...in a puddle.

Math Monday: Lego Tangrams


The lessons that came out of this provocation were unexpected;
There is more than one way to do something.
When one way doesn't work, try another.

Spatial reasoning fell into the category of 'bonus' lesson!