Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Glimpse into her Botany Notebook pages

Writing and illustrating for their notebook employs all of the child, his memory, his creativity and the things that interested him the most about what we learned. The child remembers his work far better when all of his mind is involved in recording his learning than he does when he simply has to fill in the blank with the right answer. - Jeannie Fulbright

Learning about Seed Homes....
Apple and Peach
(The Knife is in the picture but she did not use it. I did!)



The Parts of a Seed -
We chose Kidney Beans

Classifying leaves as either a Monocot or Dicot

Classifying Flowers as either a Monocot or Dicot -

I had her cut out flower pictures.She had to put the Monocot flowers on the left and the Dicot Flowers on the right.  Monocot flowers come in 3's so count 3, 6, 9, and 12's  petals. Dicots Flowers come by 4 and 5 pedals.  (Count by 4's and 5's  so it can be  4, 8  and 5, 10, etc)


  1. Love it!! She is learning so much from this hands on, real, project. Good for her (and you!).

  2. Wonderful! Love seeing what you are doing!

  3. Love this, Carmen!! How fun. That first picture of her is just precious. That gorgeous red hair of hers!

  4. I'm also getting educated on this blog! ;)

  5. These turned out great! I love doing this journals, learning books with the girls, it's so great to go back through it over the years and see how much they have learned :-)


  6. Looks like a lot of fun. You do an excellent job with their school. Enjoy your day and God bless.


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