Apr 26, 2012
3rd Grade Research
I'm still waiting for the rain to subside so I can get into the garden, I can't complain though since we went from fire restrictions and drought to 5 days of rain, and it's been the nice steady slow rain that is so good for the plants. I'm eager to get out there and check on the tomatoes and peppers, we had several nights in the low 40's, not good for them. Today it is supposed to get to 80º and then highs more seasonable the rest of the week in the upper 60's.
Until I can get some photos of the garden, I'll post the cool school projects that are resulting from the field trip last week to the National Zoo in D.C. The kids had actual "research assignments" up in D.C. with different groups taking on different habitats to study and wasted no time in recreating them, as they were on display yesterday morning!
The kids have all done a fabulous job - I kind of wish I had time to make one, since it looks like a fun and creative way to spend the day, but I have so many more uninteresting chores to contend with :)
I should have labeled them, but I was pressed for time since I was on my way to go see Loch be recognized for making Principal's List yet again - that means all "A's" on his report card and we are SO PROUD of him! Still wondering where his real parents are - just kidding - he gets the smarty pants gene from my mom, it skips a generation, bahahaha! Oh and I got another bumper sticker... now they give out little squares that say "Again" to slap over the original "my kid is better than (insert whatever here). Clever, LOL.
Not to be outdone, Finn is unleashing his own creativity at home...
We are still discovering where Finn's talents lie, as you can see below. We had a "talent night" where we asked the Cub Scouts to show the other boys "something interesting" LOL... Finn chose to show the boys how to tie a tie... I'm not sure if the boys were impressed or holding in their laughter! The reason Finn doesn't wear a uniform is that he isn't old enough for our den yet - our Cubs call him their "mascot" :)
Just to make sure my post is sufficiently random, here's a stir-fry fix for Mama Pea! Still working on lots of peppers, beans and snow peas in the freezer...
It looks like the sun is starting to creep out, so hopefully I will get some end-of-April garden photos this afternoon!