Monday, September 15, 2014

Parts of a Plant {Botany}

Care of the environment is an important aspect of a Montessori classroom.  I'm bummed we haven't done a very good job of this yet this year.  This morning we headed over to the store to pick out some plants. Barrett picked out a cactus- he said it was easier because he didn't have to water it (smart kid) and Indie picked the first ones she found that were pink. 

I introduced the Parts of a Plant nomenclature cards.  These include: the whole plant, root, leaves and stem. Montessori Print Shop has a Plant Nomenclature Book  and photo cards for types of Roots.  You can find some Botany friendly cards at The Little List. The cards pictured came from Karen Tyler's Botany Album

 Creating our Parts of the Plant Book.  
These nomenclature books are always a huge hit and such great writing practice. 

Looking for more? Popular Botany Posts from Mixing Playdough:

Fruit (Apples!!!)
Trees and Plants (link to free printables)

Deb at Living Montessori Now also posted the motherload of Apple Related Activities. 

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