We went through the August grid and end of summer lists and did quite a few activities.
Aaron took these shots of our hummingbirds. I love her. We could all just sit and watch hummers for hours.
I love this picture:
Flying insects: We watched the bees on the flowers. We also have humongous dragonflies, but they wouldn’t land for a picture.
My rose garden. This Simply Mauvelous is struggling to survive.
Aaron and the girls got me this lovely yellow one this spring. It struggled for a while, but now it’s flourishing.
My favorite is Blue Girl.
Elizabeth has her rose named for the Queen.
Aaron and the girls also bought me this lovely magenta one this spring. It’s thriving.
Vegetable garden. Not seeds yet, but these will be fennel soon. The bees like it.
Our watermelon is growing like crazy. We’ve had one ripen so far. Yummy!
Do you see our little grasshopper friend in those shadows?
The bell peppers are growing nicely, but they’re a little bitter.
The kids are super excited for the pumpkins that are turning orange! We have more than enough!
My Roma tomato and eggplant
Peaches draping over my fence. That means they’re mine, heehee.
grapes that we shall make into jelly and juice in another month. I can’t wait!
Seedy weed and we counted the flower petals and looked at how they attach to the stem in a spiral fashion. Multi-tasking!
I don’t have to encourage the kids to play with rocks. Maybe I should discourage them to put them in the bird bath though!
They fight to water the plants by our front door. It’s been so hot and dry it hasn’t helped much. Everything is getting crispy.
Gratuitous cute kitty picture
Different leaf shapes
Notebooking pages. I think Katie is rather excited.
Liz helping Tori spell the words correctly
Tori super proud of her hummingbird drawing. Her favorite part of our summer backyard. Liz also drew the hummingbirds and the garden. Katie drew the quail that run across the lawn.
We love the resources in the Handbook of Nature Study Blog:
And we love the ease of notebooking pages with Productive Homeschooling.