Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winterizing your garden! Part 1



I traveled to Michigan to visit family and went to my sister-in-law, Ann's  garden. She has the MOST amazing garden. She was my inspiration to start my two little box garden in Cali. 
Our growing climates are vastly different but some of the garden winterizing tips are the same. I will be posting about California winter gardening soon.

FIRST: you must clear out leaves. If you don't mice, rats, other rodents, and unwanted bug will hide in the leaves. You want to try to do this before its time for the snow and frozen ground .

Before
After



                                 Lemon verbena -  the leaves can be cut and saved for tea.
After
Before
                                                                                                             
Step 2: Cut back dead and overgrown branches. Above are the raspberry bushes. They need to be cut back in order to grow next year.

 It takes time and work to get everything cleaned up. Its a great time to think,get fresh air and exercise all at once! It looks good when your finished and your garden will be ready for next year.
A few days after this picture was taken the ground was covered with snow.
                                                                         
I am going to posting more garden winterizing tips...subscribe and you will get the post in your email!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Music Ed Bulletin Boards

 Meet the NOTEFRIENDS. A magical way to learn the length of the notes in a fun way. Watch my Ed channel, YouTube.com/AvahHam and see how I use the stuffed notes.
 Basic musical symbols on the board. Makes a simple, colorful, and educational board. You can put pictures of the holidays or seasons in place of the pumpkins.


 Flying notes. When you walk into the music room notes hanging make an interesting "vibe"!!!
Teaching the recorders are one of my fav things to do in music class. Dynamic,melody,rhythm,harmony,beat, and form are ALL used.

We The People


Love this bulletin board teaching about American symbols and the US Constitution.
GOD Bless America!!



They crumpled the paper to give it that old'ish' look.

Hope you are having a wonderful November. Enjoy Veterans Day.