Thursday, April 30, 2009


Our day of class started out like this...

Me : Everyone come up to the table. Today is our first day of school.
The kids all run up and sit nicely in their seats.
Me: Now, today we will be learning about plants.
Kaitlyn raises her hand ever so nicely.
Me: Yes, Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn : Mommy, today I would like to learn about where babies come from instead.
Me: (I would like to think I did a great job or not changing my facial expression) Well, Kate, we can do that some other day. Right now we are going to learn some exciting things about plants.

I have been thinking of something to do to enrich the quality time that I have with my kids when I am not working. I start my actual part-time hours today. I have decided that 2-3 times a week, we will be "doing school". They have some great stuff out there online. I found a ton of free printable worksheets, crafts, and other ideas. Let the learning begin!

Coloring and cutting their seed books

The flower I made each one for a snack.

The diagram I used to teach the basic plant parts.

Collin got in on the fun.

We went out and pulled up a real live plant to look at the parts.

Landon was pretty facinated and proud of his discovery!

3 things to add:

Erin said...

Looks like fun! Good for you! I have a whole lesson plan on different fruits if you are interested...I would just have to find it.

Peaceful Chaoz said...

What websites are you using? Getting all the info I can while I begin to plan for the summer and fall with Selah. :0)

Rebecca said...

Sounds great! You picked the perfect topic too. You could go on with that one FOREVER! Plus you've got the opportunity to do a tie in with Creation too :>)