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What I like about my terrariums are that I can make more homes for other animals and I have fun making terrariums.
This is how I make them: first, I put some dirt in a plastic container. Then I put the moss in on top and if I can I’ll find some rocks and wood to put in because pill bugs like rotten wood, I think. I find the moss in the alley. There’s moss growing near the big church.
My two terrariums have three different kinds of bugs. One of the terrariums only has pill bugs and centipedes. The other has some centipedes, pillbugs, and one caterpillar.
I take care of my caterpillar. I put a cotton ball soaked in sugar water so the caterpillar can drink the sugar water. And I’m seeing how the mustard greens are doing with the caterpillar, if the caterpillar likes the mustard greens.
Every week or every day I water the terrariums. Sometimes if I put too much water in, I realize that it might sink the bugs or drown them so I take all the bugs out of the terrarium.
I think that all of the kids should be able to make terrariums. Just follow my instructions and that might teach you how to make your own terrarium.
When I was in the Bahamas, the first day we were in a different island. It was a small town called Nassau.
First we got into our hotel. It was really nice. Outside of our hotel it was like a big rest stand and there was a hammock chair. And then we ate lunch at a beach and there was a big boat. The boat got stuck in the sand and there was big construction to remove the boat.
And then we got to San Salvador island.
When we were at San Salvador island, we caught a flounder. It was bony and I didn’t really like it.
The next day me and Papa tried to open a coconut. It took a long time. Mama’s wrote about how to open a coconut.
Then after that day, we went to the tidal pools. We saw lots of snails. And I liked to pick them up and remove them to a different place.
And then after that, we met three boys and they showed us how they did tricks on the beach.
Then we went to the mangrove trees. A mangrove is a type of tree that lives in the Bahamas near like lakes and ponds and creeks. We saw snails living on the mangroves.
Then Alex caught a triggerfish. We cleaned it and cooked it and then we ate it.
I found two sea urchins. Then we went home.
My favorite thing in the Bahamas was seeing all the cool fish and swimming and building sand castles.
How we saw the inside of the squirrel is that Papa hunted a squirrel. We took apart the body. I was grossed out a little. I touched it with gloves. It had humungous teeth. We were also surprised in it because it had a lot of fat in it. It had fat all around the kidneys.
And Papa cut open the liver and the heart and the stomach. It had stored seeds in its belly for the winter I think.
We kept the meat to eat.
I wrote this picture because I was just really interested in the squirrel.
Down by the chrch there is a tree I can clime.
(Lil typed the title and text for this post all by herself!)
Homeschooling means that you have school at home. Your mom teaches you different things with math books. I learn by sounding out and looking at the pictures. Now I’m just really good at reading.
Go to a museum called the Historical Society because you can see lots of bones about different things that lived in the past. I just like going to museums to see all over the world what it was like in the past.
Sometimes I watch nature shows that teach me about the world. I go outside and make discoveries. I like taking hikes, it’s also a good use of energy.
I just like homeschooling a lot.
First we grab a cherry pitter. Then we hold it over different pieces of paper. Then we squeezed the pitter and then it makes cherry juice.
My first all berry jam was the best jam and the first jam I’ve ever made.
The berries that were in it they were currant, blackberries, and raspberries. And there was sugar and pectin.
That’s the end of our story.
I went to the Wilds yesterday. I went with Gram and Tompa and Mom and Dad because I like to see all the African animals.
This is me. I’m the author of this blog.
These Bactrian camels are shedding their fur because it is spring now.
One of the Persian Onagers are pregnant.
The numbers of the onagers help keep track of them and help keep track of how old they are.
The barn swallow right here was having its babies. It’s an American species.
This giraffe came from Africa. You can tell them apart from female and male because the males are usually a little darker. They can run really fast.
Now, if you ever go to the Wilds, be sure to be safe and stay in the truck. And you can take pictures of the animals too. It was a great trip and it was great talking with you guys, so bye!
PS. I took these pictures myself except for the rhino, the giraffe, and the one of me. Mama took those.