The boys were smelling the flowers and they thought they smelled like honeysuckles.
Boo was smelling some of the pollen. The boys rubbed some of the pollen on their faces. They thought the Indians must have used pollen to make yellow face paint.
The boys chose one of the newer blooms to draw in their nature notebooks.
We used the idea in the newsletter to paint a beautiful water color frame for our Gardenia drawing. Since the Gardenia was white we painted the inside of the circles so that our white pencil would show up nicely.
We drew the Gardenia and labeled some parts of the flower...
We discussed why the pollen is important to the flower. The boys were also reminded that the chief reason for a flower is to make seed.
The finished products were beautiful...