Me Too is showing a off a great big leaf from a Catalpa tree. We all went on a big hike looking for different kinds of leaves. We were happy to bring back (among others) a big Catalpa leaf for our live specimen to use during our review of the parts of the leaf.
The boys made some beautiful leaf rubbings in fall colors. This was a great time to observe the venation.
Kal-El made the connection between the veins of the leaf and the veins in his wrists.
I taped a "Parts of a Leaf" control booklet up on the patio doors for the week.
The boys each made their own booklet.
Me Too also used the control booklet and three-part cards (elementary level with definitions) from ETC Montessori.
I also gave the "Leaf as Factory" presentation with the impressionistic chart I made.
We also used some of the other impressionistic charts for botany last week and have more activities we're doing this week on this topic. Be sure to check back!