Digging in the Dirt

We started our new term by digging in the dirt. It was the best kind of dirt for digging in too as it was soft and wet and even wetter by the time we finished.

The objective was to expose the root system of the plants and to talk about the function of each plant part. We also made comparisons,looking closely at the leaves and the flowers on our field and in the forest. We used a key to spot and name the plants we had found.

On return to the classroom we looked with magnifying glasses,watched videos and chopped up the plants with scissors.

Later in the week we painted the flowers!