Separate from our science main lesson books this past school year, Ricky, Joey and Wilson each made their own Botany Books.
We tore pieces of watercolor paper and used Stockmar watercolors to design our covers. Mommy cut some white paper to fit the books and punched two holes at the top of them.
The botany books contain a table of contents, sketches of plants from our yard and the UC Davis arboretum, names of plants, and poems/quotes about plants.
We observed the apple tree in our backyard all year. Once per month we sketched the same branch. Finally, there are little apples this month!
The bulbs we planted at a homeschooling bulb planting clinic in October bloomed throughout the spring. We sketched some of our bulbs as they grew.
We will continue to add sketches, information and poems to our botany books as we explore our new yard.