Saturday, June 7, 2008

Botany and Balloons

Today, the kids started their Botany unit. Since today was the introduction to what we are doing, they tasted different parts of plants. They had pepitas (seeds), radish (root), asparagus and broccoli stems (stems), spinach (leaves), marigolds (flowers), tomatoes, red bell pepper and cucumber (fruit). Libby was our most adventurous...she tried all of them! Actually, I told them that they all had to eat at least one little bite of each, but Joseph and Caroline were much more resistant and refused to even try a few things.

Libby enjoyed some of it so much, that she went back for more pepitas, spinach and cucumbers.

Oh, did I mention that I even provided Ranch vinaigrette spray to make it more palatable?

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