Today, in a our co-op, we began the newly released Download N Go, Spring Surprises from Amanda Bennett. Before I tell you about our day, I want to tell you how wonderful these unit studies are (in case you’ve missed my past raves!). A perfect combination of unit study, notebooking, and lapbooking, geared to your K-grade 4 aged children, they are beautiful, easy to use, and can be completed in a week. Since we only meet once a week with our co-op families, we’ll combine some things and complete it in 3 weeks, with the notebooking and lapbooking finished at home.
Now on to our day! We began by reminding the children what brings about changes in seasons (the tilt of the earth on its axis) and discussed signs of spring. The kids are so excited about spring, so the answers to what signs of spring have you seen were enthusiastic. BIRDS! FLOWERS! SUN! GREEN GRASS!
We read a couple of books and looked through several of the clickable links inside Spring Surprises.
Then is was time to plant seeds. And plant we did! We planted 15 different types of seeds: marigolds, zinnias, sunflowers, peppers, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, lima beans, basil, oregano, dill, parsley, cilantro, and chives.
Free Nature Study Journal
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