We are part of a homeschool group that meets on Wednesday afternoons. This is a structured group, although there is an hour in the middle for lunch and play and social time.
We missed the first week this term ( wew were in Melbourne) but have been to the last two sesions.
The theme this term in Plants. The Juniors ( under 12s ) and the Discovery group ( preschoolers) are taking part in the teach/talk time and the activities. The Seniors ( 12/13 and up) are organising either the science experiments or the crafts.
So, at home, I dragged out our Linnea books - Linnea in Monet's Garden, Linnea's Windowsill Garden.
We borrowed library books on plants, esp to help the three who are planning activities. All these books sit in our sitting room.
We have a bean experiment out on the clothesline - can beans grow without soil, with water and in a plastic bag? I'll keep you posted!
We have saved an avocado seed and are trying to sprout it, while it lies balanced over a jar of water.
Oh, and here is a fun craft for stems - Alexander is going to try this with Anthony and all the other Juniors at Group Learning -