4.19.2010

Little School - Gardens!

This week, Little School was all about gardens, flowers, seeds, and veggies!

I have wanted to start a garden for years so this was a really great week for me and Josie loved all the hands on activites we did too.

We started off the week going over the parts of a flower and what a flower needs to grow. We went over this everyday.

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Josie and I headed to buy our seeds on Wednesday. I let her pick a vegetable and a flower and I picked the rest.
After a couple delays, we were finally able to get out to plant on Thursday. We read The Tiny Seed before we started.

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Mr. Terry had already planted some tomatoes and flowers on one end of our bed and we filled in the other side.
This was a big learning experience for me. Next year I will do a lot more prep work and planning out the space to make the planting go smoother.

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I found this book at the library and knew Josie would love it. I used it for a stART project.

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I gave her a bowl of red water, blue water, and yellow water and just let her go to town mixing them and putting them on coffee filters.

The little squeezers were great for her fine motor skills.

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Then we turned our coffee filters into flowers! (If you're a Grandma or Great Grandma to Miss Josie close your eyes!)

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We painted flower pots and planted daisys too. This was her favorite activity this week!

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Josie worked on her fine motor skills with a transfer activity. This is her favorite Quiet Work right now.

I put a bunch of pom pom balls in a bowl and give her a tweezers to use to move them from the bowl into fun ice cube trays.

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And lastly, we worked on the letters of her name by planting grass seed in the shape of her name. I'm really hoping this works!

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That was it for our week!

Next week we are carrying on with plants but focusing on fruits! I have a few fun things planned to teach her The Fruits Of The Spirt so I hope you come back to check those out!

I'm linking up with:


Tot School

Josie is 3 (38 months)

16 comments:

Laura said...

We are planting our first garden this year and I am so excited for the kids to learn all about it! I saw where you are reading "Animal Vegetable Miracle". I just got it from the library too and so far I'm loving it!

kimmer said...

I will be so happy and excited to see your garden grow!!! I have a little poem for Josie...
Josie, Josie, my little posie,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row!
it's great what you are teaching her about the flowers and vegetables! You will both have a green thumb! Watching plants grow is to see God's work!

Kameron said...

That looks like such a fun way to learn!! I am all about hands on applicable learning! I think I will have Nate try the colored water thing. I'm not sure if "quiet work" could ever happen with him. He is so the opposite of quiet!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Welcome to Tot School! What a great week! Josie is beautiful! Praise God for your committment to serve Him in fostering - that is a special gift He has given you! Look forward to seeing more posts on your blog! :)
Nicole <><

Tiffany said...

Thanks for stopping by Mommy Guru & leaving a comment! The trays are from Oriental Trading. Here is the link. I love the trays

We are going to plant some flowers in a bit & my boys can't wait! What fun activities.

Susan said...

What a wonderful week! I have color dance on hold at the library to pick up. I saw it on another blog and know that my little one will enjoy it too. I was wondering though were you got your pipettes?

sbswtp said...

What a fun week!!!

Char said...

Great week!! We actually made coffee filter flowers today for our story and art activity. : )

Giggly Girls said...

What a great week!!! Your little girl is adorable!

We just planted our garden too. Tot didn't get to help much though. She tends to be, uh, destructive. LOL Maybe next year she can help more.

Lindsay said...

What a fun week! I love the flower lesson.. I think I will have to do that soon :-)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Great garden projects! I like the way you displayed the filter flower. It turned out very pretty :)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

I love the tweezer puffs activity! We need to get out in the garden, but with a very shady lawn, there isn't much I can do.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love all your garden related projects. I bet she loved having the pink gloves.

artsy_momma said...

So many great projects and pictures!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Sooo many cute things! I cant wait to see how the grass works out! I am a now a follower of your adorable blog!
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Ticia said...

What a great set of activities! I love coffee filter activities.