I want to take a moment to congratulate Just Starting Out! She is the winner of the June Edition of the Read.Explore.Learn. Summer Reading Challenge. She will be receiving a $10 gift code to Amazon.com.
Welcome to first week of the Read. Explore. Learn Summer Reading Challenge- July Edition! This meme was designed to be a place for you to share the learning opportunities, crafts, field trips, and other activities you have done this week that tie-in to children’s books. I look forward to seeing ways you have learned with and explored books. Remember each post you link up counts as an entry in the the July Edition of the Summer Reading Challenge.
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We also read Sunflower House by Eve Bunting . The little boy in this story gets a wonderful idea about how to plant sunflower seeds in his yard. He decides they should be arranged in a circle to create a play place. What fun he and his friends have playing in it!
To be like the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson is a wonderful book about the lifecycle of a sunflower seed. It starts with the dirt being moved to make room for the seed. The seed is told it will do work. Not the work of a thistle or a radish, but a work on its own. After the seed it underground the girl who planted it wants to know if it can hear the rain when it falls. Once it forms leaves, roots and a stem a bug will form.
What did we do?
Paper Plate Greenhouse
We had fun trying to grow seeds in the paper plate greenhouse. This is really just a plastic bag with wet cotton ball between two plates cutout to look like a house.
Wove Petals to a Plate
I helped with some of the weaving, but JDaniel did a lot of it. He was able to put the ribbon through the holes and then through the plate.
He got tired of using yellow ribbon and asked for the box of ribbon to select a new color. I had saved ribbons from a bouquet of balloon JDaniel had been given my his Nana for Easter. He loved “exploring” the ribbon.
Here is our final product. It looks like it has had some of its petals plucked off. JDaniel was very proud of it and thought it really belonged on the the fridge.