It has been wonderful to see how our little seeds have grown in our garden. Throughout the summer, my family and I came many times bearing water and pruning ambitions to tend to our friendly school garden. Look at the beauties that grew!
We have been growing our lovely veggie garden and tending to our local school garden (since it is still growing the wonderful potatoes we planted in the fall). There is something magical about growing and tending to a garden during this season of Spring.
I had an amazing opportunity in the Fall to go to Lopez Island in the San Juan islands. During my stay there, there was a weekend long Environmental community activities going on. One event was a display of interactive presentations that advocated for care for our Earth. I thought I would share some of the event with you. To hopefully inspire you into stepping into joyful growing!
How about counting all the birds in your neighbourhood? Our local Science World is doing a Bird Blitz and you can start counting the beautiful birds in your neighbourhood! Check out the link and enjoy all the counting!
We recently spotted a bald eagle at one of our local parks!
Another fun activity in the Walnut Grove, Langley area is finding bunnies! Someone created a bunny hunt around our neighbourhood and it was sooooo much fun! So if you live in Langley come join the fun and look for bunnies:
Another creative idea is look for letters in nature. Can you find the letter in this trunk? What letters do you see in your neighbourhood?
There has been some creative ways of communication through the last couple of weeks. I thought I would share some videos which might spark a smile or a giggle. Maybe you might want to make your own movie at home… spread creativity and joy!
As we are embarking on a new season of learning. I thought it would be fun to share all the wonderful ways to learn in fun and creative ways. My hope is that this little blog will provide my family as well as yours joyful opportunities for learning together. If you have any ideas, then please feel free to connect with me.
So every Monday, I’ll share 3 Joyful Learning ideas!
1st Joyful Learning Idea
The Getty Museum has created a challenge to get “you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.”
Choose your favourite artwork.
Find three things lying around your house.
Recreate the artwork with those items.
So the Pimentel household enjoyed created many forms of art. One by Cattelan (yes that taped banana sold in real life for $120,000) and one by Klimt. Why not join the fun? Create a fun work of art at home? Learn about an artist and a work of art in the process?
2nd Joyful Learning Idea
Connect with others through on-line learning games. Here is a list of all the on-line and app learning games that others have shared with me (I haven’t be able to go through them all but they are definitely fun!)
In reflection 2019 was a great year! We grew pumpkins, engaged with robots, cooked up a storm in our kitchen and many more. We did field trips to the Skills BC as well as the Amazon Headquarters in Vancouver for a coding workshop. We had guest speakers from Mr.Stephenson from Walnut Grove Secondary School to our very own Constable McLaren. Here are some of our amazing snapshots of 2019! And now we get to step into the FANTASTIC 2020… Exciting time ahead!