Saturday, March 18, 2017

Superbloom! (Kindergarten Week 30)

We took a drive to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see the wildflowers. Because of all the rain we've gotten this winter, this year is a "superbloom."

Here are some of the flowers we saw...
...beavertail cactus...
...desert dandelions, desert sunflowers, sand verbena flowers, and dune evening primroses...
...parish poppies (yellow, upper left), monkeyflower (upper right), Arizona lupine (lower right), and chuparosa...
My husband, Pete, is showing Gemma a spider attacking a caterpillar. The large plant (right) is an ocotillo. We saw lots of ocotillos in bloom with flowers like candle flames.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Kindergarten Weeks 28 & 29

Here are a few things we've done the past two weeks...

Gemma did two art projects at CC. One was Degas-inspired, and the other was Morisot-inspired.
We finished reading Ronia: The Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren. It was wonderful.
Gemma learned more of her routine for her dance recital in June.
She played songs in Alfred Piano Prep Level D, as well as old favorites.

Here she is practicing the monkey bars after church...
...and climbing a tree.
We built marshmallow and pretzel "insects," with 3 body parts (head, thorax, abdomen), and 6 legs (on the thorax).
And swim lessons started up again!