Homeschool: Springtime

This week we talked a lot about flowers and baby animals. I found a book at a consignment shop all about baby animals and it came with a DVD. It was about all the baby animals on a farm. Timmy loved it. It was real life animals not cartoon, so he kept trying hug the tv.

We started the week with a lamb craft. I always remember doing a lamb craft for spring when I was in school.

This craft came out so cute. I pre-cut the legs and face and then showed Timmy how to make a dot with the white paint. He was really into it.

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For a science activity we melted ice. First with our hands and then with salt. This was a big hit. I was impressed with it too. Of course he had to taste it even though I warned him not to.

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Timmy really enjoyed playing with the corn kernels and cooking utensils last week and he asked to do it again this week. When he was done playing we used a paper towel roll, a napkin, tape and the corn kernels to make a rain stick.

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Timmy worked with bunny and puppy stamps.

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This week Timmy has been doing a lot of pretend play. It’s amazing for me to watch. He uses belts as fishing poles and goes fishing in the playpen. He also uses the belts as a lasso and tries to lasso his cars {and sometimes Grace}. He came over to me and offered me a drink of tea. He was drinking his tea and telling me how good it tasted.

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Then I caught him in the playroom with his cowboy hat on and sitting on his horse yelling yeehaw!

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And these two animals are always fighting. Rawr.

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Timmy made a bird feeder using real tools at a Home Depot event and the birds were already feasting last night. He was so amazed when the cardinal sat on the feeder. He was saying, “Eat dinner bird.”

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We went to Bass Pro to see their fish tank and it fit in perfect with baby animal week because they have about every animal you could think of stuffed all around the store. So we walked around for a little bit pointing out all the animals. Next time we are going to go in time for the fish feeding.

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To really celebrate spring we built a vegetable garden. Timmy was so excited. Pretty sure he thought we were building him a sandbox though. He was a big help breaking up all the dirt and watering the plants. Hope it works.

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We did a mess free {my favorite kind}flower craft. I cut a flower shape and put it in a ziplock. Then I let him squirt different color paints into the bag. Then he squished the paint all around to color the flower. No clean up!

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We spent a lot of time outdoors in the sandbox and sprinkler, at the park and we went to the zoo and Magic Kingdom. It’s definitely spring time here!

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Gracie is my little teachers assistant 😊