Sunday, February 3, 2013

After School Link Up, Groundhog's Day...In the Garden

Welcome to the After School Link Up!

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We spent Groundhog's Day morning in the school garden doing some clean up, but also some hunting for any signs of spring.  As you can see, it was a very, very cold morning.  The ground was frozen, making tilling difficult.  We found kale, onions, and garlic growing, but nothing else.  None of the trees had buds and we didn't see any insects.  There were robins happily singing, but other than that, we decided that spring was still a ways away.

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Sassyfras and Juiciness enjoyed reading "Groundhog Gets a Say" by Pamela Curtis Swallow and making groundhog shadow puppets found at Krafty Kid.  The story is told by a feisty groundhog that thinks he is interesting enough to be special more than just one day a year.  He goes on to tell real facts about groundhogs to prove his point.  

Little Wonders' Days

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational shared a fun way to learn "Everyday Arrays Multiplication Hunt".  My oldest just finished a math unit at school on multiplication and arrays, so this was a fun way to reinforce his learning.

I also really enjoyed reading "Learn about Other Countries through the 5 Senses" at Kid World Citizen.  

Little Wonders' Days
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Phyllis said...

"How Groundhog's Garden Grew" would have also been a perfect pick for a day of exploring the garden!

Erica MomandKiddo said...

Thanks for the link to the Groundhog puppet! My youngest thinks the idea of the groundhog and is shadow is hilarous so it will be fun for him to have puppets to play with. I linked up our 3 in a row game. I'm going to try and convince my son to make a video of it today to add to the post, based on the comments!

Erica MomandKiddo said...

Ah, I just realized I linked up my Tapatan game last week. Oops. I am all turned around with my scheduling. Feel free to delete my link up, I didn't see a way to do it myself. Sorry!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Anna wanted a puppet too, but then didn't bother to color or cut it. In any case, in our area we had a cloudy day, so I guess spring is on its way :)