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Garden Plot and Modeling

We got a plot in the new community garden  in the park by our house.

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3 of these hardworking kids are mine. The other is the teenagers girlfriend.

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They are filling in the plot with dirt.

(while I sit on my arse and take photo’s)

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Then compacting it.

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Which was like the BEST TRAMPOLINE EVERRR!

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I had to tell them to STOP!

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Before they jumped on these little strawberry plants.

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The blueberry bush did have to take a little abuse. It was used as a prop for my ever little model.

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I think they learned a lot today that I can apply, but mostly they learned that 6 inches of dirt makes for a trampoline and a very unstable runway.

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Mini Worlds for Grade 2 Science

My daughter, who is in grade 2, has to learn earth, air and soil this year as part of her science. Since the fall I have had her become more aware of clouds, wind, rain and the snow by taking photo’s and asking her lots of questions.

I also had her build a terrarium and monitor it.

First we took a very quick (3 hours) shopping trip to the garden center with a budget of $20.00 (we end up spending about $50.00) with the plan of getting just a few plants (we got 13 including a venus fly trap).

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