Sunday, February 1, 2015

Interdependence- Terrariums and Cactus Hotel

Hello Everyone!
We had a lot of fun this week learning about Interdependence in science. We ended the week making our terrariums.  The concept of a terrarium is a new one for most of our little friends.  We talked about the fact that it would become its own little ecosystem where everything inside would depend on everything else. We would put it together and probably (hopefully) leave it alone and watch the plants thrive.  We compared it to an aquarium which is a water habitat, whereas the terrarium is a plant habitat.  When we were finished, most of the kids wanted to make their own at home! And they most certainly can with simple supplies!  All they will need is:
2 clear plastic bottles, some gravel or small rocks, some soil, small plants, and a little water.








This coming week, we will continue learning about interdependence using a wonderful piece of literature... Cactus Hotel by Brenda Guiberson.  This book is a great telling of the life of the giant Saguaro and the interdependence that takes place throughout--- and really beyond its life.  Kids will be amazed at the story Brenda tells...a close up look at the marvel of interdependence.
I put together a little mini unit to go along with this book. 
















I am looking forward to sharing this book with my kiddos!! 

Thank for stopping by today!! Now off to get ready to watch the Superbowl!! Queso is in the crock pot, and other yummy snacks are in the works!! May the best team win!! I'm personally not cheering for either team this year. Too many weird things came up during the season, if you know what I mean. But the big game is still fun to watch and I looooove the commercials!!! 
 Ha Ha!!
Til next time!!
Stay Joyfull!
Nancy