Thursday, June 14, 2012

Library Learning Patch - Children Discovering Nature

Week 17 - Water

This week's lesson focused on water.  Drip Drop, Water's Journey explained the processes water goes through before we can drink it.. They children learned all about precipitation, evaporation and condensation.  They learned that only a very small percentage of  the water on earth is drinkable. In our garden we use the bucket method for the children to water, thereby doing our part to conserve water.

Wow-a lot happens before we can drink.

The garden continues to flourish. As you can see, we had a very good harvest this week. So far no zucchini--lots of blooms, but no squash yet. The tomatoes are ripening, the peppers are still producing, and the summer squash are producing. We also harvested our herbs--rosemary, thyme, and basil.

Next week we will make our lap books--the children will make minibooks for each of our lessons and  place them in their lap book.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

 Library Learning Patch - Children Discovering Nature

Week 16 - Trees-Part 2

This week we broadened our knowledge of  trees. The children learned that our state tree is the pecan. It can grow over 100 feet tall. The nuts provide food for many animals, as well as for us. The wood is very valuable. When identifying a tree, we can look at  the shape of the tree, the leaves and the bark. The children examined  several trees near the library, comparing the differences. 

Our garden is flourishing. We harvested tomatoes, peppers and squash today.

We like to harvest!

Today's harvest

Our efforts are being rewarded. It is fun to grow our food!!