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Living Books We love

LIVING BOOKS WE LOVE


living books we love
living books we love

Since we have started homeschooling our ways of going about teaching our children have been slowly changing and evolving into something that more so fits our children’s way of learning. We started out with a very strict schedule which I believe helped bridge the gap between public schools to homeschooling for our oldest son, Little A, who was just starting 4th grade at the time.

“It just seemed like the perfect way for children to learn”

As I started to do more and more research into the different style of homeschooling I became more and more enthralled with the idea of Charlotte Mason style schooling. It just seemed like the perfect way for children to learn, but I just wasn’t sure how our sons would take to it.  Our oldest thrives on structure so I wanted to make sure he still had the structure he needed while still having more freedom in his learning.

“They make it engaging and captivating to read”

Now one of the big things I started noticing from the beginning of my research into the Charlotte Mason method was a big part of it was something called living books. These are basically books that are rich in language and information but do not read as a text book would. They make it engaging and captivating to read so that while your child may not fully realize it they are gaining so much more knowledge from said books.

“the idea of using Living books to teach our children seemed to be the perfect idea for them as lovers of the written word”

We come from a long line of readers on my side of the family. It probably helps having a Librarian as a Grandmother. As a child, and still I have more books than I know what to do with. This trait seems to have rubbed off on our Oldest, whose room consists of mostly bookcases. Our youngest is only 2 and does not yet actually read but still loves books and reading all the same. I am hoping this means he will be as avid a reader as the rest of us. So as you can tell the idea of using Living books to teach our children seemed to be the perfect idea for them as lovers of the written word.

“I sincerely hope you and your family enjoy learning from these living books as much as we did.”

This is how we made our start, and I am hoping this can help anyone else just dipping their toes into the rich teaching method that is Charlotte Mason, by providing you with a sample list of what we have been reading.  I have already done two smaller list previously of books we have read or hope to have read, and you can find them listed at the end of this article. I sincerely hope you and your family enjoy learning from these living books as much as we did.

So without further ado I give to you our most recent list of living books that we love.


Eight Dolphins of Katrina

My oldest son, Little A, absolutely loved this book. We were learning about natural disasters that were happening currently and read this to learn about some form the past as well. He loves dolphins and so this drew him in even more because of his love for the creatures featured in this book.


Drowned City

Little A also really enjoyed this book as well. It was still on the topic of natural disasters, and the same natural disaster from the previous book. This one focused more on the impact this natural disaster had on the people of New Orleans.


Aesop’s Fables

Both our boys love these. We have been reading them together before our youngest’s nap-times and at night right before bedtime. It is wonderful to find books that both our children enjoy reading or being read to them as they are 8 years apart in age. So this is definitely a living book we love.


Where The Wild Things Are

This has always been a favorite of ours. When talking about Living Books We Love this is almost always one we mention. Our oldest loved this book when he was younger and really still does. M, our youngest is really enjoying this book now as well. It is such a great story. We have read this a few times this past week and will likely read it a few more this week.


Jane Eyre

This one is one of my favorites. I absolutely loved reading it in school and read it many time after as well. My boys have not read this one yet but I wanted to add it in because it is just one of my living books I love, and I can’t wait until I can share it with my children.


Treasure Island 

Our oldest son has read this multiple times since he was in 2nd grade and every time he has enjoyed it. This is definitely a living book we love. He hopes he can read it to his little brother soon.


A Christmas Carol

Our oldest has also read this one over and over since around 2nd grade and seems to enjoy it more each time he does. I think we will read this together closer to Christmas.  This is another Living book we love.


If any of these books have peaked your interest and you would like to see more from us on living books Check out our Elementary Living Book list, and our Preschool Living Book list as well as Our approach to Minimalist Home schooling.

Thank you for reading,

The Momnipresent Mother

The Momnipresent Mother
The Momnipresent Mother

Home School Supplies

favorite homechool supplies you should check out
favorite homechool supplies you should check out

Our Favorite Home Schooling Supplies


Hello everyone. I hope you all are well. I apologize for the delay in the addition of new posts. I recently had a glitch with my site and finally got that resolved. That added to starting a new part time job this past week I fell behind.  I have been trying to get caught up with that as well as organize our home school supplies so that while I am at work if I need my husband to instruct the children he can actually find what is needed. I am sure I am not the only one that while things do not look that organized I can still find what I am looking for.

I figured today I would talk a little about our homeschooling supplies, and organization techniques. Even though during our recent move we had to downsize what we had we still have our go to home school supplies.

 

 

I am sure you have heard this before but we absolutely love our bound notebooks.  We use them for pretty much everything. I tend to use them the most for math and grammar/writing/copy work the most, but they are so useful for many other subjects or projects. I prefer the spiral ones because my oldest has trouble writing if it doesn’t lie flat and will hurt the binding on the normal bound notebooks. We even have a few graph paper notebooks for graphing and other math related things. This by far is one of our most used Home School supply.

 

 

You can also grab up a few packs of holed lined paper or holed graph paper and use our second most used home school supply, a binder.  These are great for keeping daily papers together in one area for your children to be able to keep them organized. It is also great to keep some holed folders inside the binders to keep important papers without holes, or papers you would like to keep for your home school evaluator at the end of the year.


And, if you aren’t the type of person who likes to save papers all over the place like we do (we have so many papers even after going through them and only keeping a few here and there) you could also invest in a good quality flash drive. This is also useful to store your affidavit and objectives on, and maybe your child’s book-list too. It is also nice to have in case you have a printer malfunction, or like us at the moment no printer at all. That way if you have something like a worksheet or article you wanted your child to read you can run to the local library, friend’s house, or family member’s house and print said paper off. It is also great because it is easily carried with you for ease of access.

Another great thing to have with you is a camera of some sort, be it a cellphone, a disposable camera, a small digital camera, or a nice DSLR camera. I try and have some sort of camera with me most times because you never know when something school or education related will happen. It is also great to have on those big planned trips you can use as a home school education trip. We love photo documenting these trips because it is nice to look back on what we saw and what we learned about to job the little one’s minds if their memory of said trip begins to fade.  Plus if you also have a flash drive on hand you can put those photographs on the flash drives to print later or just to look back upon.

 

Speaking of printing a great thing to have lying around your home, all plugged in and ready to go, is a printer. It may seem like a no brainer but it is a great thing to have to print worksheets, coloring pages, book lists, your affidavit, and objectives. It also as stated above is great for printing out pictures of your homeschooling adventures.


The Library is a wonderful resource filled with so many possibilities for both you and your children.


Now, if you do not have a printer and do not want one or can not afford one, another place you can print things out is your local library.  And speaking of visiting your local library a wonderful thing to have is a library card. There are so many thing you can do and discover just using that small piece of paper or plastic. You can even get these cute card holders for your children to keep their cards in a safe place while looking at books in your local library.

Another great addition to your homeschooling supplies is also a great addition to your library card. When you use your library card you will likely at some point come home with some books. While most public libraries have plastic bags you can use to bring home your books they can tear and rip and all your books will soon be on the floor, or dirty ground. Cloth bags are much more durable than the plastic kind and if they do get dirty you can just toss them in the washer and dryer, and tah-dah, a nice clean cloth bag for your next trip to the library. Plus you can get bags that match your child’s personality. That along with their special library card holder will start getting them excited to head to the library and pick out some new books for you to read to them or them to read to themselves.

One great way to bring some geography into your homeschooling home is to grab your globe and find different places that come up in your books or lessons as you go. We do this with our independent reading books, our studying books, and our educational shows, or when we are going on a trip or know someone who is going on a trip we find the places we or they are going on the globe. You can find interactive globes for younger children or you can go with the classical style non talking globe like we have. Not only is a globe a great learning tool to have in your homeschooling supplies but it also is a great decoration to your homeschooling room or area.

Now obviously you will need writing utensils, and art supplies. Pencils serve dual purpose. You can use them for everyday use on your child’s schoolwork like worksheets, workbooks, journals, and copy work. You can also use them for art projects if you do not want to pay for the nicer but slightly more expensive art pencil sets. You can use pens in the same ways. You can use them for checking your child’s work, and also for them to use in their art projects as well. My oldest, A, loves to draw out his art work in pen first them use more colorful writing utensils to color it in. You can almost always use washable markers in your child’s artwork. My youngest, M, is obsessed lately with drawing with these cute little washable markers Crayons are something most kids love.  Sometimes it is just nice to see a nice new box of unbroken crayons on your home school table. Another great thing to have especially for art work is paint, whether it be watercolors, acrylic, or oil paints. Paints are always a fun way to make art, although it can be messy, so it is great to have these mats for under your child’s artwork, and this smock to protect their clothes.

These are just a few of our favorite homeschooling supplies. Stay tuned and I will try and add some more of our favorites .

 

Thank you,

The Momnipresent Mother

The Momnipresent Mother
The Momnipresent Mother

Elementary Living Books

our list of elementary living books
Our list of Elementary living books

We are not completely new to home schooling, but we aren’t masters yet either.  This year we decided to do a more natural minimalist approach to teaching our boys. In my search for minimalist home school I stumbled upon many mentions of Charlotte Mason’s style of teaching. The more I read the more I really thought this was the way to go.

The biggest draw at least for me was the idea of learning from living books more than text books. Living books are books with beautiful wording and rich in important information. These are books that are engaging for everyone so the children almost forget they are learning.

Now, my boys love to read. I guess that comes from coming from a long line of book loving people, and the fact that my Grandmother the head librarian of our library. Our oldest is constantly reading something and hates to leave the house without at least one book in tow. So the idea of slipping in more and more living books to the ones he already has that can be considered living books was very inviting.  Our youngest, loves to “read” to himself but also loves when anyone reads to him. Most of the time it does not even matter what it is you are reading as long as it has words. So once again, slipping in more and more living books for him was such an inviting idea.

So I have been researching the best living books or each area of study my children will be covering this year, and I thought I would add the living books for our oldest, who is going into 5th grade, here so you all could get some idea , and maybe decide to check a few of them out for yourselves or your children. If you are interested in reading about the books we are picking our for our youngest, who is two you can check out my other blog post

Preschool Living Books

Here are the living books we are planning to read, or have already read.


Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale by Henry Holt and Co.

We have not read this one yet, but I have heard great things from other home schoolers, and I think both my boys will love to read or have this one read to them.

The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale by Sleeping Bear Press

This is also one we have not yet read but plan to this year.  We live rather close to Gettysburg so anything Civil War is great.

My Rows and Piles of Coins by Clarion Books

We are planning to read this one as well this year as we have heard good things bout it. I will have to post our reviews of some of these books once we have finished reading them.

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by HMH Books for Young Readers

As a child the rain forest always fascinated me, so this one peaked my interest and hopefully will do the same for my sons.


That is all I have written down or in front of me right now, but I will keep adding them as I find them and add them to our list. When we get the chance I will try and add reviews of the books we read as well.

 

Thank you for reading,

The Momnipresent Mother

The Momnipresent Mother
The Momnipresent Mother

Preschool Living Books

Our list of preschool living books
Our list of preschool living books

We are new to the Charlotte Mason concept of learning ourselves but so far we are loving the idea of living books. We love reading in our family, which likely stems from growing up with a book loving librarian for a Grandmother, and this makes the idea of learning from plain old reading so enticing.  So far we are reading books we have bought and some we have borrowed from the library, but so far we are loving it.

Our two year old, M, loves to pretend to read to himself, and asks constantly for us to read books to him which we love. I figured I could make a list on here of books we have either read or are planning to read to our two year old , M for others who may be looking for some good living books for preschool homeschooling their own little one.


Ask Mr. Bear

The First Dog

Blueberries for Sal

Stellaluna

Verdi

Goodnight Moon

The Complete Tales of Winnie The Pooh

Where the Wild Things Are   

You can also get this adorable Max doll to go with the book.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Over in the Meadow  (our youngest loves this book)

The Going to Bed Book

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck

The Belly Button Book

Guess How Much I Love You

Paddington Bear Collection

Corduroy


These are only a few of the books we have read so far and one or two we will be reading soon. Do you all have any good living books your family loves?

 

Thank you,

The Momnipresent Mother

The Momnipresent Mother
The Momnipresent Mother

Our Approach to Minimalist Homeschooling

Our approach to minimalist homeschooling / Charlotte Mason
Our approach to minimalist homeschooling / Charlotte Mason

Over the past year we have been homeschooling Little A I have been reading more and more about The Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling. I originally wanted to do a more minimalist approach to homeschooling but as we trying to ease our son into homeschooling because he had attended public school for the first 5 years (including Head Start) we started out a little more in between and a bit more structured.

This year we are starting the school year a bit more slowly, and are hoping to do more of a Charlotte Mason approach. This I hope will go smoothly as we are also starting to part time home school (preschool) M, who recently turned two. With him we are more focused on self care and starting letter recognition. So nothing major as far as schooling.

This year our biggest goal is to get outside more often throughout the week and experience more things in nature. This often is something that doesn’t happen especially now that we moved into an apartment from a house with a big private yard. We do live close to a few playgrounds and parks so there is no reason not to go out.  I just have to put more of an effort to get everyone out of the house every day.

I have heard some great things about reading some of these Charlotte Mason books, and while I haven’t yet read them myself I do plan to if I can find them at the libraries or can borrow copies from local homeschooling mothers. I just have to be able to find some in this area.


A Charlotte Mason Companion

A Charlotte Mason Education : A Home Schooling How-To Manual

When Children Love to Learn

Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series


One of the great ideas I love about homeschooling in a more minimalist homeschooling way or Charlotte Mason way are all the living books you can use. We are a very book loving family. The only one out of all of us who doesn’t read all that often is my husband but that is mostly due to lack of time.  My oldest has a room that could be a library he has so many books and read constantly. Our youngest loves to “read” and loves anyone reading to him.

I am trying to make a nice list of different living books we could read this year. I am especially looking for some that both our boys enjoy despite being 8 years apart in age.  So far we have read, are reading, or are going to read these books.


Ask Mr. Bear

Blueberries For Sal

The First Dog

Lewis and Clark and Me

Goodnight Moon

The Complete Tales of Winnie The Pooh

Where the Wild Things Are

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Last Brother

Over in the Meadow (this is my youngest’s favorite)

Stellaluna

Verdi

The Borrowers Collection

Buttons for General Washington

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

The Butterfly


I apologize for these not being in any particular order.  Once we get going this year I will try and post more lists in a bit more coherent manner.


What books do your children love or you think are great teaching tools. We would love to hear from you.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog,

The Momnipresent Mother

Homeschooling To Do List for Students

Hello everyone I hope you are well.  We are still preparing for this coming school year (5th grade for our oldest, Little A, and sort of preschool for out youngest, M). One of the big things we take into consideration while preparing our homeschooling year is our oldest, Little A’s ADHD, and possible Disgraphia.

This means a decent amount of structure to keep our oldest, Little A, on track during the day. The best and most simple way I have found to do this is to give him a visual of what is expected of him each day. The way we do this is by giving him a basic list so he knows what the day holds and relieves any anxiety about the day.

Now this last year has been our first homeschooling, but we have learned so much in this year it seems like much longer. I have tried a few different styles of “To Do Lists” for our homeschooling schedule, until we found the best style of To Do List that fit our son, Little A’s, styles as well as our homeschooling style so far.

I have always wanted to do more of a free style homeschooling, so having to use these lists and schedules is a little disappointing for me but whatever my son needs to reach his full potential I will make sure I do regardless of what I want for him.

The way we came up with our final homeschooling To Do List was through an awful lot of trial and error. This being our first year homeschooling any of our children we were not sure what exactly to expect when it came to the day to day.  After awhile of switching up , and tweaking our homeschooling To Do List we finally came up with one that seem to work perfectly for us and our boys.

At the top of the Homeschooling To Do List list we list what day of homeschooling into the year we are (from day 1-180). I also list the date , and the day of the week. After that we have the list split into two categories. Those two categories are things our oldest, Little A, can do on his own, and then the items that we would prefer he wait to do along with us. Our oldest, Little A, gets his Homeschooling To Do List every morning with the main items he needs to work on his own. He normally gets up extremely early so this gives him some time to work on his alone homeschooling work on his own before the day really begins for everyone.

The type of things he does alone are worksheets on things we have already covered. He can also do writing, like journals or story writing, or copy work writing.

He uses this list to help him understand what all he has to finish in a days time. This helps him be able to manage his time a little better than if he just waited for me to tell him what to do as he finished his work. This works best for us, but as all children and families are different this may not be what is best for you.


Hopefully you found this helpful, and if you would like a printable version of our Homeschooling To Do Check list I will soon be adding it here.

Thank you for reading,

The Momnipresent Mother

8 ways to Homeschool on a Budget

Hello everyone. I hope you all are well. Our youngest, M, has been having trouble sleeping again so we have been up all night the past few nights. So hopefully once he is back on schedule I can get some more Blog work completed.

Are you contemplating homeschooling your child or children? Are you worried you won’t be able to afford it? Well don’t worry. There are always ways you can save money while not losing any quality in your homeschool curriculum, If you are interested in how you can save some money and still teach your children in your own home on your own time just keep reading. These are a few of the ways we have been able and others we know have been able to save money while homeschooling our children. Enjoy.



1. Utilize free online resources

This is the biggest way I save money. I research what subjects I want to teach my son and then can search online for free worksheets, and videos to help teach the different subjects. Youtube, education.com, and Pinterest are the three big ones we use. 

Youtube is free, and has some great videos to supplement your homeschool curriculum. Pinterest has some great ideas of projects and other resources you can utilize, and it is also free. Education.com has a free portion where you can download a certain amount of worksheets a month, and their subscriptions are not all that expensive and are a great source to utilize as well.

2. Utilize your local Library

The library is a wonderful homeschool resource, and it is free. You can find a book on just about any subject imaginable, and if your library doesn’t have what you need they can normally request it from another library. We try and make it to the library at least once a week.

3. Use spiral notebooks

I absolutely love spiral notebooks like these. You can easily use them as journals, a place to press any flowers or leaves your little one finds and wants to save for later, writing to do lists for yourself or your kids, and if you have access to a computer you can write out tests or worksheets on them as well. 

4.Find out what places do Homeschool discounts

This is great for trips and some stores. Not all but some places often offer discounts for families who homeschool such as parks, museums, aquariums, science centers, ect.

5. Plan ahead

This is a big one to save money. I don’t know about you but if I don’t have a list of what I need specifically I tend to go overboard and buy things I don’t need. So  make sure you plan ahead and get an idea of what you need in the beginning and what you already have so you don’t spend your money on things you really don’t need or won’t use.

6. Find used materials

Used materials don’t mean you lose anything other than a few zeros on that price tag. Hit up yard sales, used bookstores, thrift shops, online co-ops of other homeschoolers.

7. Utilize the supplies you have

This is a big one. Going off of plan ahead, if you already have the things you need there is no need to buy more of that item. So if you have something you can already use, use it.

8. Borrow materials

If you know any other homeschooling mothers with kids in the same subjects as your child you can always ask if you could borrow or share the materials they have .  The worst they can say is know. You may even be able to go in together and get materials together.


 

As I said before, Homeschooling does not have to break the bank. We are loving homeschool and with two kids we aren’t rich so we save money when we can. It is possible.

Do you have any ways you save money teaching your children from home? If so let us know in the comment section below.

Thank you,

The Momnipresent Mother

5 Things To Do Before Next School Year

Hello again everyone. I hope you all are well.

As I am sure you are aware this school year is quickly coming to a close, and if you are anything like me you are already thinking about what we are going to do for next year.  Since we homeschool we can explore new interests and go with the flow, but there are a few things I have to do before we officially start next school year.





  1. Complete and file any necessary paperwork.

We live in PA and have to file and Affidavit stating we are homeschooling the coming year, and we have to file objectives of what we plan for our child/children to accomplish. 

  1. Create lesson plans/or a list of subjects.

We don’t really do lesson plans. We more just expand on our objectives for the year and find resources needed to teach said subjects.

  1. Label/organize.

This just means I label any subject specific folders, binders, notebooks, ect.  

  1. Buy supplies.

Once you know what subjects you are going to teach and you can go get the needed supplies. 

  1. Print/copy papers.

I like to print or copy things we use often like spelling/vocabulary tests, to do lists, book list, ect.


I know that is not a very long list but it is just the major things I need to do. If you are interested in how I create our curriculum it is right here. If you want a copy of our homeschool schedule you can find that here.

Thank you,

The Momnipresent Mother

The Importance of Exercise for People with ADHD





ADHD also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects both children as well as adults. ADHD can negatively affect academics, peer relationships, as well as the ability to hold down a job, and adult relationships. There are many different ways people can get help with handling this disorder in themselves or their children.  Both my husband and my oldest son have ADHD. Growing up my best friend had and still has ADHD. It is a constant struggle for those who have it and is not something I would wish on anyone.

You can use supplements and medications as well as therapy to help control ADHD symptoms but one thing I have found that helps both my husband, son, and best friend is regular exercise. I am not saying you should use exercise as your only treatment.

As most of my regular readers already know, we homeschool our sons so it is really easy to incorporate regular exercise into their daily school routines.

With my husband I have noticed that after doing something such as yardwork like push mowing our lawn he has an easier time concentrating for the rest of the evening.

I used to go to the gym regularly with a group of friends. This was before we had kids and I would notice a huge improvement in my friend’s attention when we would leave the gym .

It may seem like magic, but truly it is just science.

Exercise helps people with ADHD the same way most of ADHD medication works.  Most doctors prescribe stimulants to patients with ADHD. Stimulants work by increasing the amount of dopamine in the patients brain. For most people with ADHD this helps them concentrate better, and deal with their self control better as well.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter/neurohormone that is produced by the brain to help control attention, motivation, movement, and pleasure. Some studies have shown that people with ADHD’s brains often times produce less dopamine than those who are neurotypical. In those patients, providing them with more dopamine via medication helped them with their symptoms.

Another way to help increase the levels of dopamine in your brain is to exercise. As you exercise your brain releases more neurotransmitters including dopamine. So getting regular exercise can help with symptoms of ADHD.



Exercise has helped my Son:

Reduce  his fidgeting-

This is a big thing for my son. He will pick at things, and chew on things so much when he has not done a lot of exercise that day. We also recently bought, and I made him some fidgets to help him on the days he just can’t stop fidgeting but still needs to pay attention.

 Reduce his anxiety-

His anxiety is normally related to schoolwork, and when he was in public school it was related to school in general. This is not nearly as bad as when he was in public school but on his bad days when his attention is lacking he gets a bit anxious. Often we take a break and do a quick exercise and then get back to it.

Retain information better-

Sometimes we even have him do exercises like jumping jacks while we are going over flash cards (he loves flash cards). This seems to help him retain the information we go over so much better than if we were just sitting at the table going over them. 

Improve his concentration-

Similar to the one above doing exercise before or during something that needs his concentration really helps him.

Sleep longer through the night-

This is a big one for us as when he doesn’t get a good amount of exercise he will wake up a few times a night and still get up extremely early. 


Let us know how exercise has helped someone you know with ADHD.

Thank you,

The Momnipresent Mother

 

Grow a Tree for Earth Day

Hello all. I hope you and your families are doing well.

I know I am a little late on posting this as Earth day has come and gone, but we all love this planet we live on, right? Why not extend this project for any day and make everyday Earth Day?

Well, anyway, this is the project my sons and I did for Earth Day. It is not a one day project however so this was started months ago.

What better way to help the Earth than to plant trees?


Grow a Tree For Earth Day


Step one: Find the type of tree you would like to grow.

We found some trees near a park that Little A liked. We think it is a Tanoak.

Step two: Go to the tree once the matured seeds/acorns/fruit are ready to be collected.

We kept an eye for when the trees started dropping acorns.

Step three: Collect as many of the seeds/acorns/fruit as you would like.

There were quite a lot of trees there so we only took 100 some all together. We wanted to leave some for the animals to eat. You want a decent amount though as not all of them will grow. You also want to make sure the seeds aren’t being eaten or are cracked or rotten. We checked for mold, cracks, and holes in our acorns.

Step four:  If you have acorns, fill a container with water and dump in acorns. If they float they are not fertile. If they sink they more than likely are. Discard the infertile ones.

We only had 1 acorn float and all the others sunk. We have hermit crabs so we gave that one to them to chow down on. 

Step five:  Then place the seeds/acorns in a large bag filled with slightly moist soil.

Step six:  Put the bag in the refrigerator until some start to sprout.

We had ours away from other things so they didn’t get bumped much.

Step seven:  Once they have sprouted plant them each in a small container with the sprout to the side.

We put our acorns in used, but clean, plastic cups.

Step eight: Water them lightly.



Step nine: Place them in the sun.

We placed them on the window sill.



Step ten:  Wait and water and watch them grow.

Step eleven: As they grow transfer them carefully into larger containers until you can safely plant them where you want them.

Step twelve: Enjoy your trees for years to come.


You can use this project as an opportunity to discuss how plants grow, and why plants/trees are so important to the Earth and the life on it. Youtube, www.education.com, and Pinterest are great resources for more information.

If you have anymore questions about this project feel free to contact us in the comments section below.

Thank you,

The Momnipresent Mother