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Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Part 2- Flowers and Plants!

Circle Time

We read Clifford’s Spring Clean Up, The Lorax (LOVE!), and Mouse’s First Spring

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We sang “Flower Shop”. It’s the same song as “Bakery shop” but there were “10 little flowers with petals on top!” The kids loved the variation and I made laminated flowers to go along with the song!

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We also sang, Plant a Little Seed, Apples Peaches, Pears and Plums, and Farmer Brown had 5 Green Apples. If any one want to hear the sung, let me know and I will make some videos:)

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Our neighbors have this lovely pecan tree that follows the seasons perfectly! It’s right outside our playroom window so I refer to it during circle quite often. You can see in this picture that it is getting tiny spring leaves!

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Small Group

Parts of a Flower

I used a sharp knife to open a flower and we used a magnifying glass and flower diagram to identify all of the parts and their purpose. After that the kids all got a chance to open a flower(with their fingers, not the knife).

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We painted wooden chip board flowers (pack of 10 at the dollar tree). Big hit and they turned out pretty!

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On the Shelf

Button flowers! Best picture I got this week but there are more stems and more buttons in the bucket.

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We used some printables from Homeschool Creations

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We looked at cotton blossoms with a magnifying glass

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I put out lots of floral papers from my scrap book collection, in the art area.

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Counting with flower erasers

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Outside

We took walks through my garden everyday to see how seeds were growing and how flowers were blooming.

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We have a new trampoline from my dad and it was a huge hit all week

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Flowers in the sand box is always a hit

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And Running! LOL These kids love to run!

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, I would love to see videos of the songs if you have time and are willing. You amaze me with all you do.

    Also, I was wondering where you get your laminating sheets. I have a laminator from Amazon but honestly I can't find the sheets at a good price. You seem to laminate everything and so I'm thinking maybe you find them for a good deal? angellsworth at gmail com

    Thanks!!

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