For science we read a little book called Outdoor Secrets by Margaret P Boyle. There are some very darling little living stories about nature. One is called the Sower. And it is about the wind. Today was a very blustery day and on our walk we come upon some cattails by the dried creek. My little Doll wanted to test out how the wind would blow the seeds. First, she discovered how easily they come from the pod, and secondly how amazingly soft they are. Her words described it perfectly, 'this would make a lovely fairy pillow.' We were amused by the wind tossing them in all directions. It was fun watching the seeds float off like snow.
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Our backyard is a little weedy and we're trying to not use spray this year. With such a lovely sunny day we headed to a particularly clover filled section to pull some weeds. She has enjoyed laying here in the little white flowers watching the clouds float through the sky. While we were digging around we found this furry caterpillar. What fun it was to watch it crawl around and around. After we finished pulling the weeds we returned our fuzzy little friend back to it's home.
A memorial breakfast of green milk and mint cookies was followed by some stories about St Patrick. We read Tomie dePalo's, Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, and The Story of Saint Patrick's Day by Pamela Levy. And for the fun of it we read The Leprechaun who lost his rainbow by Sean Callahan. I also tried to pull the 'leprachan's made everything a mess routine', but she's just not up for any nonsense these days.... She said, "Ok, well who did it you or daddy? " Sooo, the lessons on truthfulness and what's pretend and real have really taken root in our little five year old.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Wonderful News! All 5 of our butterflies have made their chrysalis. And interestingly, so have the ladybugs in sorts.... The lady bugs did not make use of a fancy case, They just used their last exoskeleton to change inside of. They also hung upside down like the caterpillars, but they still looked like the pupa stage. The Doll is taking very careful notes on this discovery. Also, since the butterflies have now all made their chrysalis, we moved them into the net habitat. So in about 7 more days we'll have butterflies and lady bugs