My son has saved a bit of money from gifts, and the promise of using his money to buy something at the toy store or a pair of sneakers with rollers on the bottom is always on his mind when he ponders how much he has. I thought it was time to start a home bank to help him manage his money and learn a bit about how finances work. I had heard that some parents were doing home banking like this with their kids, and we thought we would give it a try. I believe there are piggie
These are some of the beautiful, organic snap peas we harvested from City Kids garden! I am surprised any made it into the pot--my son inhales them before I even have a chance to cook them. They are sweet, firm, and full of flavor! So yummy!
We are putting in two extra gardening beds to make room for more City Kids organic veggies! In order to do it at a cost we can afford, we are building the beds ourselves. It seemed like it would be an easy day until the pick up truck one of our mom's borrowed to pick up the lumber broke down. Another mom came to the rescue in a mini-van! (Something about that seems really cliche'.) Nonetheless, we sorted it out and got the beds built! Bye, bye broken down borrowed pick
We had our final Life Science class of the year! The kids reviewed the differences between social and solitary animals; as they walked around Amazonia, they documented which animals fit into which category. How about an impromptu lesson on how forests grow! The kids presented projects that show the social structure and hierarchies of their family and friends. Flowers for our very special teacher! The kids will miss her over the summer. We celebrated the end of the year with
This week at the Zoo our kids learned about solitary animals. They built Panda habitats to help them understand what these animals need. Creative writing workshop! Some kids wrote quite a bit, but for those kids who are not quite ready to write their memoirs, they did some fancy scribbling. Harvest time in our garden! The kids harvested collard greens, kale, and spinach. We are leaving our snap peas, carrots, beets, and cabbage to continue growing. We also planted tomato