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Monday, September 21, 2009

Hello Monday {From the Diary of a Homeschooled Kid}

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nature Journal {Morning Glory}

Star light, star bright...
These random gifts of color have been greeting us in the morning, scattered across the dirt edging the vacant lot behind our house. The boys check to see what new colors appear each day.

We are learning about plants that open and close for different reasons:

  • some types of flowers close at night to prevent creatures like bats and moths from stealing their nectar
  • some close to protect themselves from the cold nighttime air
  • some plants have such a short life cycle that they have to save their pollen and nectar at night so the daytime pollinators will be attracted to them
  • some flowers close up in the rain

We love that they just showed up like a gift, and the butterflies are loving them too. My youngest picked a pink one to save, and we are pressing it in the phone book to see what happens.