(A special thanks to Shanda for the recommendation.)
These are the buds we brought back and put in a jar of water on the window sill.
Here they are on Day 1 and today. Leaves and roots have developed now. We read that Willow is one of the only trees that will root itself. So, we could plant this and it might grow into a tree! Hmmm...
He has been highlighting the letters he recognizes.
We did this activity when I taught 1st and 2nd graders. They liked it too!
See all those roots and the tiny little leaf?
We give it fresh water every few days.
He picked his first wild flower (viola or violet) of the season to press and add to his Leaf and Flower Collection book. More on that to come... Oh, do I have ideas!
He also picked me one for my hair and told me I had to show Daddy how cute I was :)
I think Daniel in the Lion's Den is stunning!
He usually calls me over when he spots a bird nearby. We try to quietly crack the window open so we can listen for the bird's call/sound. Sometimes we visit this website after the bird has left, to see if we identified it right.
This is a Northern Flicker; one of a pair we watched feed for quite a while in the yard.