This week Noah (age 7) enjoyed reading and learning about The Tale Of Peter Rabbit! We have read this little book aloud for a few years now but with Noah getting older he wanted to read it for himself! He also read We Both Read: The Tale Of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny!
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit was written by Beatrix Potter, a wonderful author of animal stories that have been loved for many years! Peter Rabbit is a story about the consequences of misbehaving. This was a wonderful book to read along with our virtue study this month of Obedience!
Along with reading these two sweet books, Noah also completed a celery science project. Adding orange food coloring to water and placing celery stalks into the colored water. Leave over night. A simple project that taught so much!
"When you water the soil of your plants.. how does the water travel from the soil into the plant and out to the leaves?"
Noah learned that the tiny tubes (xylem) draw in the water up from the roots like a straw. It works by a capillary action. The water molecules suck up inside the tiny tubes and move up and out onto the leaves.
For an added treat we made ants on a log (and a few logs without ants...for those who did not like raisins, lol!). Noah and his brother Aidan also loved watching The World Of Peter Rabbit and Friends on youtube (video posted below) and Noah LOVED the Peter Rabbit cartoon we found on cable.
This was a fun unit that made Noah happy! Peter Rabbit and friends taught us many valuable lessons as we journeyed into Mr. McGregor's garden.....