Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day poem


Earth
Animals
Rocks
Trees
Hay
Happy Earth Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Planting



A few weeks ago, we decided to redo our whole garden for Spring. We all figured out what we were going to plant (including what our neighbor or we are going to plant), where the beds are going to be, and if we are going to plant the by seed, by plant, or by root.


We pulled out everything and chopped them up to put into our compost pile. Ricky, Daddy, and I each took turns roto-tilling the garden plots. I transpanted strawberries (by plant),Wilson planted crenshaw (by seed), and Mommy planted lemon cucumbers (by seed). Here is a song that we learned:

I dig dig dig
And plant some seeds
I rake rake rake
And pull some weeds
I wait and watch
And soon I know
My garden sprouts
And starts to grow

Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patrick's Day poem


4-leaf clovers

Oh so green

Rare and

Hard to be seen

Green green

Covers the scene

Lovely and

so serene

Monday, February 8, 2010

Las Manos


Each week for homeschooling, we learn a new song in Spanish. We have learned a few songs so far. One of my favorite songs is Las Manos. Las Manos means "the hands" in Spanish.



Here it is in Spanish:

Izquierda, Izquierda

Derecha, Derecha

Delante, Detras

Uno, Dos, Tres


Izquierda, Derecha

Delante, Detras

Encima, Abajo

Delante, Detras


Dentro, Fuera, Arriba


Here it is in English:

Left, Left

Right, Right

Forward, Backward

One, Two, Three


Left, Right

Forward, Backward

Up, Down

Forward, Backward


Inside, Outside, Above

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Instrument



After watching the musical The Music Man, my mom brought out an egg carton, a dishwasher detergent container, and a cereal box. She told us that we can try to think of an instrument to make out of them.
I cut of the top of the egg carton then cut two holes on one side of the bottom of the carton, and one hole on the other side. I decided after that to braid a strap that can tighten and loosen and attach to the holes. I used a broken wood crochet hook that I sanded to rub against the bottom of the egg carton. It made a really cool sound! I need to come up with a name for it...any ideas?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Composting

This past week, we have been working on making a compost pile with our neighbor. Compost piles are used to make new and better soil. Since we have a garden, once the compost is done (which could sometimes take up to a year) we will be able to use it in the garden.


There are different ways to make compost. We did our compost pile where we started with a layer of straw, a layer of manure, then a layer of greens, and then a layer of ash/lime. We repeated the layers and sometimes put more straw in between. Our neighbor actually already had started three smaller compost piles before that mostly contain greens, so we used those piles for the green layers. It was fun to watch the pile get higher and higher! We are still going to keep on adding to the compost pile.