Picking lettuce

The daycare has a garden that we started back in April. With all the crazy weather (freezing, hot the next day, rain like crazy, back to cold. Typical Ohio weather!), we weren’t sure anything was going to grow! Well, the lettuce took off, and we had to pick it. The kids did like it, with […]

Retiles and Amphibians

Did you know that amphibians don’t have teeth or nails?  “Well, then how do they defend themselves?” one of my almost first graders asked me.  Answer: they often secrete poison from their skin or they have great camouflage. We’ve been learning about mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles this week.  I realized, while trying to […]

Starfall

Starfall (starfall.com) is my new favorite thing.  It’s a mostly free site that works on letter recognition, phonics, basic reading skills, math and more.  I’ve been using it with my youngest schoolager this summer (she is going into kindergarten in the fall) on one of our tablets, and she is loving it.  I have to […]