Root Vegetables

A great read aloud chapter book is My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It was old enough for my seven year old to be interested in it and yet young enough for my five year old to be able to follow and enjoy as well. I love killing two birds with one stone. (Did I just compare a book to a stone, my kids to birds and reading to them, killing them?) I have already put Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon also by Ruth Stiles Gannett on my library request list!

This morning we worked more on our comic book, more Math on the white board and had a lesson on braiding. I got some yarn and tied three strands together on one end. Luke was so not into it. I guess it’s a girl thing. We then got a potato in some water and are waiting to see if it sprouts. I had them name vegetables they could think of that are roots. They thought of carrots, radishes and onions. We then looked up more on the internet, garlic, yams, sweet potatoes, Chinese water chestnuts and a lot of Latin named vegetables I’ve never heard of before.


2 thoughts on “Root Vegetables

  1. My kids grew some great looking plants with sweet potatoes. You cut them in half and put them in water like you did with the potato above. They grow quickly and have a big root system too.

    My daughter’s class read My Father’s Dragon when she was in 2nd grade. She loved it.

  2. Sounds like a fun day. I know this is not a root vegetable, but we put the top of a pineapple in jar of water and it takes root to grow a new pineapple tree. It will take a couple of years before another pineapple grows. Plus you need to live in a warm climate, so probably not great for Utah 🙂

    Can you write me an email, so I can email you back. I wanted to ask you a question, but not for the whole world to see 🙂


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