Masha’Allah, our Botany Project is coming along really well. Today we are looking at the parts of flowers and reproduction in detail. Since publishing our Botany Notebooking Pages I have had quite a few requests asking where we get our information and what books we are working from.
We are working from the Usborne Science Encyclopedia pages 250-295. It goes into a huge amount of detail so I am having to simplify some of it for my children by writing notes on our whiteboard. By clicking through to the Usborne Quiklinks, we can watch videos, see diagrams and play games to learn all about plants. And we also go out to the park and collect various plant parts to examine under our microscope.
Below you can see some examples of their work. They copy drawings from the book or draw from their own minds. My two younger girls, Amina and Basma are 5yrs and 4yrs respectively, and because they are early readers/writers, they practise writing on the whiteboard, and when we come to complete the sheets they dictate to me what they understand and I write it down on the board for them to copy. They also practise pre-writing and then we correct any spelling mistakes afterwards. They then read back to me what they have written as it’s important that they understand their own writing. This has given them a lot of confidence and improvement in their handwriting and spelling over the last few weeks, masha’Allah.