Good Evening. I have gotten away from posting lesson plans in the last few weeks, so I thought it wise, to update the blog and offer some fun ideas for spring.
If you live in an area like Western New York where there is more mud, snow and rain, than green and growing things, which the word spring evokes. Don't be alarmed if you live in such an area, spring is coming! Officially, the 21 marks the first day of Spring. Many celebrate this day to recognizing the circle of life, the rebirth of life, and the sacred nature of being born. Baby animals join us here on earth, while the flowers begin to shoot up and even bloom. We recognize this cycle in our family by planting seeds, an egg race and even egg dying. This year, we will read several new books...
We will also make nests using this recipe, die some coconut for grass and add a few jelly beans. I might use peeps for the nests. (Yes they are full of nasty sugar, but I love them.)
Egg Dying generally involves natural food dye made from plants, vegetables, fruits and flowers but this year we will save this activity until Easter due to a scheduling conflict. However, the egg race will go on, and we will scatter seeds in the field.
Book recommendations: When the Earth Wakes
Spring has Sprung
Are You My Mother
* A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
*The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
* Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.