Monday, April 22, 2013

Leaf collection app

My youngest daughter decided to do her own leaf collection. She decided to do this on her own and we are done with school so I'm proud of her for always learning. Anyways, we found this pretty cool app where you take a picture of the leaf and it tells you what it is or could be (choices). Its called LEAFSNAP. Very cool app! Just wanted to share! :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Just in time for Earth Day!

This has been one of my favorite projects I think, just because it not only fascinated my girls, but they were very responsible in making sure the task of watering their seed everyday got finished. We decided to do a CD case green house. You heard me right. I said a CD case. We simply planted a green bean seed in some potting soil in an old CD case.

Make sure to put the potting soil at the bottom of the CD case where the opening is at the top of the case. I did put a little tape around the bottom to keep the case closed and to make sure that water didn't get out so easily when we watered it. We used a small dropper to fill water and put the water through the opening at the top of the CD case.


We found an observation sheet to fill out here so they could record the changes everyday.

And just watch it grow! We aren't totally finished watching ours, but when we are finished we plan on taking a sharpie and labeling our plant on the CD case starting with the roots and going up. The girls have done very well at making sure its watered everyday. They look forward to it.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Learning Multiplication and Geography at the same time!


So my 7 year old already finished her 2nd grade math book and we have plenty of time until summer - so we decided to go ahead and start learning those multiplication tables. Its going rather well! She seems to be getting it easily. My oldest already knows her's, but this is a fun game that they got to play together. They have to draw two cards and multiply them together and if they get it right, they can color in the state once they say the capital of the state. At the end, whoever gets the most WINS! I can't really take credit for it - I got the idea from this site. But you can put your own variations to it. The girls had fun doing this.