|lantern in the garden|
The nasturtiums did well this year right from seed. The raddishes, rocket, tomatos and peppers all did well. Beans and peas were eaten by insects right after germination. Mel is constantly working with the kids outside. This time of year is great for gardening with children.
|The veggie garden in bloom|
|Lettuce ready for harvest|
Cotton seems to grow here as well. These seeds are from the Acaciawood French Teacher's collection. I think Valerie brought them back for Egypt.
|Cotton still closed|
|Cotton has opened on this one|
There is always plenty of rope and wood scraps out in the playground. The kids make endless different things out of these including tree forts and impromptu pieces of playground equipment.
|view of the grade 3 house start of day 2|
|Playground with Desert rose|
|Practicing his circus skills|
There are many creatures living in the Acaciawood yard, gnomes and tortises, dogs, chickens, and most recently a cat that moved into the chicken coop to give birth to a few kittens
|The garden Gnome|
|a Gnome's view of the garden|
|There are three of these guys in the garden. I think this one is "Pickle"|
We are starting to get quite a bit of house building expertise going here at Acaciawood, this will be the 4th house the parents and children have done. We have recycled the old Barasti house that the first Acaciawood Grade 3 class built and reused alot of the materials in the construction for this year's project. The boy's house from a couple years back is still rock solid and in being so different than that of the girl's new house, really shows the personalities and ideas behind the 4 fold development.
|Grade 3 house building day 2|
|This house uses no nails, only lashings . Very sturdy.|
|This is the boys house project from 2 years back. They have added some personal touches with the Camel skull and bones.|
|The mud wasps have burrowed into the walls in many places|
|The interior of the boy's house|
|The interior of the girl's new house|
|Tom is a master at rope work. He taught the girls all kinds of knots to use on this project|
|Using the bamboo needle to tie the wall cladding to the frame|
|Adding the personal touches to the door|