Thursday, May 24, 2012

Library Learning Patch - Children Discovering Nature

Week 14 - Trees

The children began their study of trees this week. We read The Life of Bud and How The Forest Grew.

The life cycle of a leaf
Describes how a forest regenerates
The children learned how to count rings to tell the age of a tree. The wider rings signify years of good nutrition. The dark rings form in fall and winter; the lighter rings form in spring and summer.

Count the rings!
Our sunflowers are beginning to bloom, the peppers continue producing, the tomato plants are loaded!

Sunflower bloom just beginning to open!
Tomatoes will be ready soon!

Next week we will continue learning about trees-identifying trees by shape of leaves and bark.

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