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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday April 19, 2011

This week's lesson is on Florida Friendly Plants.    Two vocabulary words that are being introduced this week are endemic and exotic.  Endemic plants are plants that are native to Florida, while exotic plants are not native to Florida.  We are lucky enough to have a number of native or endemic (from Florida) plants in our garden.
Students and Teachers circle up to find out the lesson of the day.

Included in this week's lesson is a tour of the native plants found in the peace patch and leaf rubbing.  The students were excited to learn about plants from their area and also to get creative with the leaf rubbing.  We have lots of great pictures to show off at this years Harvest Festival in May.
Firebush or Hamelia patens. An endemic plant that attracts butterflies with it's bright red blooms.

I hope everyone has a great week, its awesome to see how much things are growing and how excited the kids are getting for the Harvest Festival.  

peace and sunshine:)

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