Upper Elementary Practical Life Projects

We have been having some of our older kids work on upper elementary practical life projects.
We have been working on getting our garden area ready for the season, I hoped to have it already finished for the year, but better late then never đŸ™‚ Serena and Dustin are the ones in charge of our garden for the year for their summer science project Jake helped them get everything planned out.

 

 

Ethan has been more than glad to help prepare the garden area in any way he can from digging, to carrying wood he loves being outside more than anything and is where he is happiest!
 Serena worked to get the planters filled with dirt, flowers, and some strawberry plants!

Dustin has officially passed “Jake’s driving school”and is now able to use the tractor to mow the lawn!! Part of mowing the yard means learning the matience the tractor requires. Here is Jake teaching Dustin how to do an oil change on the tractor.

 

 

 

Checking the dipstick to see how good the oil level is.
The kids found Monarch Butterfly eggs and have been observing them the last week.
Their first egg hatched this weekend and they have a VERY tiny caterpillar, they have been very much enjoying watching the process so far.
 Dustin and Ethan made a fort in the yard during their lunch break on Friday, and then they played in in for hours after school.
Dustin took this picture of Gabe and Ethan in front of their fort!
Stop by and see all the other blogs I am linked up with for other great ideas to do with your kiddos!

6 thoughts on “Upper Elementary Practical Life Projects

  1. Hi Nicole! I just found you through NY Melrose and am so glad I did – just became your newest GFC follower. I hope you’ll stop by and follow back so we can share inspirations! Wow -this post was great and I think it’s awesome that you are homeschooling! How much fun! ….and the tractor driving school! How great is that – brought back nostalgic memories – I actually first learned how to drive a manual via our tractor (grew up on an Olive farm). LOL!
    xo Jessie

  2. Jessie
    Thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower! I am headed over now and checking out your blog! The tractor is such a great way to teach kids driving skills at a young age, I could so see Jake teaching Dustin how to drive a manual using the tractor lol! Have a blessed weekend!!

    Nicole

    • Lori,
      Thanks so much for your compliments, they are always appreciated! The kids have had so much fun watching the caterpillars, and always enjoy building forts but they are usually inside. Thanks for stopping by, and for hosting. Have a great week!

      Nicole

  3. Kierna
    Thanks so much for your kind words and also for hosting! My children love watching the things that are happening in our yard, it amazes me they were even able to find the eggs!! Thanks for stopping by, Have a wonderful week!

    Nicole

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