Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Flower Power

I told the girls we were going to "do school" in the summer because we take so many breaks during the school year. And we did - kind of... I really wanted us to learn about insects and plants, but ran out of time during the "school year." So while the rest of our academic stuff went by the wayside by mid June, we did enjoy getting books from the library and doing activities relating to insects and plants through June and July. I misplaced my insects book list, but here are some books about plants that we enjoyed this summer:

Dancers in the Garden by Ryder
How do Apples grow by Maestro
The Mountain that Loved a bird by McLerran
The Rose in My garden by Lobel
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gibbons
Sunflower house by Bunting
A Tree is Nice by Udry
ABCedar by Lyon
The Legend of the Blue Bonnet by DePaola
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by De Paola
The Red Poppy by Lucht

It was really interesting to learn about plants and insects back to back since the 2 topics related to each other so well. We are now very familiar with how insects help in plant fertilization :)

1 comment:

Brit said...

Thanks for sharing those titles, I am going to look for them the next time we head to the library.