Friday, September 5, 2008

Sunflowers and Van Gogh Unit Study

This is just a little taste of what we get into sometimes in our unit studies. I love sunflowers! They are so cheerful and elegant and stately. Here are some pics of us measuring and investigating one of our talest sunflowers from the garden.
Here the children are measuring the height of the sunflower, the width of the stem, the width of the flower, and the width of the leaves.

They each had a turn carrying the sunflower and were suprised at how heavy it was. Caleb is shown here pickign it up:

This is a picture from part of the garden. At least the sunflowers flourished, even if almost everything else failed! LOL. Doesn't the site of them just lift your heart and spirits?

Our next Home Ec. project is making a sunflower wall hanging, which I am in the midst of designing. It will be appliqued and a verse will be embroidered on it. Also, here are some link we found useful in our studies so far:

Who says learning can't be fun? :)

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