We recently had an outstanding Botany lesson. The kind of day that reminds you what is so special and unique about homeschooling and what makes homeschooling fun. Our original plan was to go to the arboretum in the afternoon after school but rain was in the forecast so we flushed the plan and headed to the arboretum first thing with our sketch books and Botany textbook.
Sep 29, 2006 - 14 Photos
We were learning about different phyla of the plant kingdom. For this lesson we would learn about vascular, non-vascular plants, angiosperm, gymnosperm, seedless vascular plants and find samples of these. We took a hike through the cool fall leaves and found what we were looking for. We discovered, photographed, narrated and sketched: moss, lichens, trees, ferns, acorns, helicopters (as my kids call them), fungi, and pinecones.
We had a lot of fun all together even though it was a bit chilly and we cut the day short. It was fun to be out all together just enjoying God's creation and getting some schooling done in the process. It reminded us all about the special opportunities and choices we have as homeschoolers and how much fun we can have together as a family while we get things done.
I recorded Rhiannon's narrations for her and placed them in her Botany notebook along with her sketches and some photos from the day. I thought I would share some of the photos we took from the day. Picassa has a cool new tool that allows you to create slideshows and photo galleries. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
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