Earth day has always been something that I feel that students should be aware of. And, while we are rather environmentally conscious at our house, I still like taking time on this special day to really show love for our Mother Earth. Our project today was to make some recycled materials flowers. I found this on the Internet through Parents magazine here. We used some bamboo skewers, some old Christmas tissue paper (you know the kind, it's crammed into a bag that you hope to reuse one day, the tissue all wrinkled and a bit torn, but you can't seem to part with it because it matches the gift bag perfectly!), and some toilet paper rolls (which we always seem to be saving for projects just like this). We painted the flowers some fun spring colors and added some construction paper leaves and viola! Some pretty flowers to help celebrate Earth day. We even walked over to my parents house where The Monk could share his flowers with his Mamu. It was a nice (cheap) project that was fun and really creative.
How it all started...
I was a public school teacher for 6 years in a very urban middle school for both 7th and 8th grade. As the red-tape got thicker and teaching became more of a business rather than a place to prepare young minds to enter into the world, I decided that if I was going to work that hard to give an education to someone, it should be my own son. So, my adventures in homeschooling has begun.
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