April 11, 2008

Botany Notebook(lots of pictures)

We are making a botany notebook for our new unit. A friend wanted to see some pictures so here they are. First we went on a bike ride to do some tree observations. I thought that I would just share where we were doing the observations. We are so lucky to be able to do this here...Here are some pictures of their botany books. They each made a botanist. They wrote what a botanist does at the top of the page.
This is a flower mosaic that the one of the kids made.They each drew a plant and labeled the parts.They had to answer this question..Are Plants Useful? Once they answered the question, they had to illustrate how they are useful.
The leaves have our vocabulary words on them. We are a little behind on making these.

This is a fan book that lists the reasons that trees are important to us. We were using a website to get the reasons and my kids came up with 2 reasons that were not on the website, food & building materials.
Here is their copywork. "A tree has leaves. A tree has a stem. A tree has roots". Then they had to illustrate it. We don't do copywork much.
Here is our last book that we have completed so far. It is a flip book of the 3 main tree types. First page identifies the tree type. The second page has a description of the tree and final page has a picture of the tree.


Theresa said...

That is just wonderful! I really like it!

3boysmama said...

Wow! Awesome work kids! Whata great job! Bet they had fun!