Friday, 7 October 2016

Home Learning Week 5 - Slugs, Radish, Mushrooms

Slugs are wrecking our garden. They eat the plants.
We want to get rid of the slugs, but we don't want to kill them. We are catching them and putting them on the median near our house.  We hope they don't come back. In two days we moved 106 slugs!
A raccoon is living in our tree.
When you're a gardener you see the beauty of plants and the way they grow and die.

The radish is doing well. I'm impressed how big it is. We emailed Grandpa for his mom's recipe for pickled radish.
I think it tastes good and bad at the same time. The vinegar tastes strong. (Add a little sugar?) Bad idea, Mom. Now it tastes like wine. I need vanilla milk; it is going to help. I'm serious. Don't put sugar in there again!
The dog game was awesome. You have to run away from the bulldog and collect bones.

We are doing science experiments and research: we are measuring rain water.

We found these mushrooms near our house. I'm not too sure if they are poisonous.

Our neighbours gave me the sunflower; we made a bird feeder with it. The birds haven't come yet. That's true.

The flower sucked up the orange food colouring. It looked like an alien invasion because it took over the flower!

Home schooling is funny and not funny at the same time. It is serious sometimes. I am speechless.

Other Home Learning Posts

Home Learning, Day 1, Grade 4 - Smoothie, Recycling Rigid or Soft Plastic, Transfer Station, Compost
Home Learning - Week 2 Chai, Fruit Fly Trap, Garden Kiosk, Albinism
Home Learning - Week 3 Apple Taste Test, Gymnastics, Back Brace, Subtraction
Home Learning - Week 4 Subject/Predicate, Squash, Mint/Calendula Face Mask
Home Learning - Week 5 Slugs, Radish, Mushrooms
Home Learning - Week 6 Thanksgiving, Earthquake Kit, Soaring Eagle
Home Learning - Week 7 BC, +/- 1, Braces, Bees, Rain Water
Home Learning - Week 8 Pizza, Alberta, Halloween
Home Learning - Week 9 Dogs, Earrings, Adding White
Home Learning - Week 10 Christmas List, Cupcake Face Mask, Green Poodle
Home Learning - Week 11 Mango Lassi, Saskatchewan, 10 Partners, Cat
Home Learning - Week 12 Bees, World Book, Lip Balm, Seeds
Home Learning - Week 13  Memory, Sewing, Back Brace Adjustment
Home Learning - Week 14 Snow,  Salad, SPCA, Manitoba, Bison
Home Learning - Week 15 Christmas, Manure, Evil Sister
Home Learning - Week 16 Gerbil, Slime, Hummingbirds, Cocoa
Home Learning - Week 17 Ontario, Apple Taste Test, Denim Purse
Home Learning - Week 18 Thank You Notes, Math Without Help, Term Two Reflection
Home Learning - Weeks 19+20 Nerd Outfit, Quebec, Birthday
Home Learning - Week 21 Emotions, Ordering Numbers, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Soaring Eagles #4
Home Learning - Week 22 Valentine's Day, Science World, New Brunswick
Home Learning - Week 23 Worried, Adding Tens, Nova Scotia, Science World #2, DIY Lip Gloss Soap
Home Learning - Week 24 Real-Life Math, Nap, Lonely, Wolfdogs, Spring, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Home Learning - Week 25 Schedules, Yukon, Pysanky, Bank Machine, Regrouping, Loved, Term 3 Reflections, Soaring Eagles #5
Home Learning - Week 26 Rotten Food, Embarrassed, Newfoundland and Labrador, Can Opener, Skating, Teacher Screecher, Rain Water, Slugs, Word Search
Home Learning - Week 27 Cheer, Fish, Digit Sequences, Spelling "ea", Sad, Spring 2, Matching Pictures, Butterfly Books, Math Review, Private Questions 2
Home Learning - Week 28 I Spy; Subtraction of Numbers Larger than 19, without and with Regrouping; Spelling "ee"; Frustrated; Ancient Greece; Nunavit; Quinoa Veggie Salad; Cat Whiskers; Dog Biscuit; Butterfly Cage; Baby Alive Food DIY
Home Learning - Week 29 Kitchen Scraps, Northwest Territories, Butterflies, Fort Langley, Bike Riding, Estimation, Helpful, Banana Orange Smoothie
Home Learning - Week 30 Watermelon, Money, Tired, Butterflies, Handsome Warren, Catnip, Water Measurement, OT Assessment 2, Rounding, Contractions, Silly, Soaring Eagles 6
Home Learning - Week 31 Ella Enchanted, Butterflies 3, Money, Story of Life 1, Watermelon 2, Sweet Pea, Tomatillo, Disappointed, Visual Memory, Adding Tens, Garden Beds, Muffins, Thank You to Carol, Contractions 2, Butterfly Cage, Ken
Home Learning - Week 32 Encyclopedia Brown, 41st Ave., Money, Chrysalides, OT Assessment 3, 600 Million Years, Mishka, Related Tens, Round-Offs, QE Park, Mother's Day Card, Acting and Dancing
Home Learning - Week 33 Butterflies, Estimating Sum and Difference, Thailand, Money Book, 600 Million Years 2, Library Holds, Mara the Meerkat Fairy, Soaring Eagle 6
Home Learning - Week 34 Castles, Planting Veggies, Long and Short "a", Butterfly Release, Banana Smell, Estimating Sum and Difference, Drawing v Colouring, Horrid Henry, Poppy Seed Pasta Salad, Pond Water 2, Trike Planter, Lush Gift Card, Beekeeping
Home Learning - Week 35 Money, 600 Million Years 3, Long and Short "e", Cirque de la Symphonie, Farm Visit, Sharks, Appropriate Questions, Microscope, Pandora, Telling Time, Estimation, Cheer


  1. Do the slugs come back? Maybe you have moved the same slug 106 times?! (Ha Ha) Can you tell them apart? Have any birds come to your feeder yet? I really enjoy reading about the things you learn every week.

  2. Love the graphing! Early mathematician : ) same question as Sheila re: the slugs - maybe you could create a small habitat for them in an aquarium, and then take it further afield, to a nearby park or something.
    It might be fun to identify them too. I did a google search and if they look different, you might have some slugs who eat your plants, and some slugs who eat other slugs! You might want to leave the "Predator" slugs around :)
    - Emily McGill

  3. Wow! Those are pretty mushrooms and what a gigantic sunflower! I also wonder if you've seen any birds? I researched a little bit and found out that slugs do not like crushed egg shells, some herbs and flowers, like, onions, chives, garlic, thyme, cilantro, Italian parsley, rosemary and fennel. oh and have you tried coffee grinds? Or a coffee spray.