Saturday, February 13, 2010

Weekly Review

This week we studied about the first Olympics games. We read about the Greeks, Sparta and Athens. He is as interested in the Greeks as he was about Egypt so I think we will be slowing down in our history reading to spend extra time on Greeceduring the Olympics. I am sure some of the interest comes from all of the mythology in the Percy Jackson book we are reading. I am going to see if the library has D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, for us to read.

This week we made our first seedling pots, using newspaper and our pot maker. I showed him how to mearsure, mark and cut to get the correct size of paper we needed to make the pot. You do not need to measure each piece of paper will make 6 pots. Cut the paper in half then fold each piece into thirds and cut, you then have six strips of paper to make into pots. Making the pot took a little more muscle than I expected, you really have to rotate the pot maker into the base to get a good pot.

He made a list of the seeds he would like to start. There are no green vegtables in the list, he loves fruit but not big on greens vegtables. He wants to grow stawberries, cantaloupe, lettuce, bell peppers, potatoes, and grape vines. He also wants to plant an apple tree. It looks like a busy spring, we hope to purchase seeds this weekend.

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