This is the first spring for my husband’s newly planted cactus garden. And apparently the cacti and succulents loved all the rain, because they are BLOOMING! Here’s a picture I recently posted on Facebook. The picture is public, but you do need to be logged in to Facebook to see it: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156906666161691&set=a.10151016316641691&type=3&theater.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Flowers Printable(** for Premium Members only)
“April showers bring May flowers.” Perhaps this is why May is National Flower Month. Indulge your green thumb with this week’s website picks about flowers.
Cornell University: Flower Growing Guides
This home gardening guide is not written specifically for students; it’s for anyone interested in learning more about any of the 269 featured flowers. Flowers are listed alphabetically by botanical name (such as achillea millefolium) and common name (yarrow.) Each entry includes a picture, a description, and a brief guide to growing it. Yarrow, by the way, needs full sun and prefers well-drained soil.
Kiddle: Flower Facts for Kids
“A flower is a special kind of plant part. Flowers are also called the bloom or blossom of a plant. The flower grows on a stalk – a thin node – which supports it. Flowers have petals. Inside the part of the flower that has petals are the parts which produce pollen and seeds.” Visit Kiddle for a lesson on the biology of plants and flowers.
Pinterest: Flower Crafts for Kids
This Pinterest Explore collection showcases flower crafts. You’ll find all the usual materials here: paper plates, construction paper, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners. You can refine your search using the tag buttons that run across the top of the page: Paper, Easy DIY, Fun, Egg Cartons, Coffee Filters and so on. Remember to click twice on any pin to see the craft at the originating website.
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Quote of the Week
“Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. ” ~~ Mao Tse-Tung ~~ (26 December 1893 – 9 September 1976) a Chinese revolutionary, political theorist and Communist leader. Visit https://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/mao-tse-tung/ for more quotes from Mao Tse-Tung.
Surfing the Calendar
National Frog Month April
National Garden Month April
Distracted Driving Awareness Month April
Financial Literacy Month April
California Earthquake Preparedness Month April
National Humor Month April
National Mathematics Education Month April
National Poetry Month April
Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Apr 27, 1822
National Playground Safety Week Apr 27 – May 1, 2020
Harper Lee’s Birthday Apr 28, 1926
Arbor Day Apr 29, 2020
U.S. Buys Louisiana Territory from France Apr 30, 1803
Vietnam Liberation Day Apr 30, 1975
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month May
National Youth Traffic Safety Month May
National Flower Month May
Skin Cancer Awareness Month May
Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine May, 1979
May Day May 1, 2020
Mother Goose Day May 1, 2020
Whale Awareness Day (in Massachusetts) May 1, 2020
International Astronomy Day May 2, 2020