The kids found a rather large turtle by their tree swing over the weekend. Z was instant friends with it and wanted to carry it everywhere. We kept it on our deck for awhile and watched it, and then let it go. The 2yo especially loved the turtle and even now asks daily, "tur-tar? tur-tar?"
I'll be honest - I have not been prepared for school this week. Today, especially. I had < 4hours sleep and various other problems. I had 3 kids eager to go outside, though. So today the assignment was to find a flower to dissect. Then, I gave the kids books to use to find out the parts of a flower and label it. Our labeling is below. Z's project (bleeding heart flower and seed/seedpod)
Whenever we do projects, we're rather messy. Our papers are torn and not nicely done. I think this is one of those issues I have to learn to get over. I see projects made by Classically Educated children and think, (sigh) "isn't that a lovely project?" and "wouldn't it be nice if we could create something that lovely?" Ah well, learning still happens, even if it's messy, right? A's project is below: