I'll admit that I was a bit surprised for so much activity the first week of our planting project, but we're thrilled about it here. I especially love that it really gave Elsie a good opportunity to try out her observation skills, comparing and contrasting. I was even more impressed by her ability to make observations and compare the different plants all on her own. All I had to ask is, "What do you see?" and she gladly told me what she saw in each pot and how it was alike or different from another pot. I love this kid. She's really going to make this homeschooling adventure of ours a joy for me. Anyway, here are her observations this week, in her own words.
Zinnia: I see a plant. It growed. A zinnia growed! It's green. One zinnia is bigger than the other, but they both have two leaves.
Isn't this the cutest illustration of zinnia you've ever seen? I think so!
Sunflower: I see nothing. It's just dirt.
Basil: There's just dirt. The basil and sunflower aren't growing yet.
I'll update again when there's more growing to report!