We are knee-deep in our botany studies! This week, we are busy in the garden as well as planting potted flowers to liven-up our outdoor classroom space. Botany studies in the Montessori classroom begin with an appreciation and recognition of basic needs, functions, and parts of the plant. We will also explore parts of the roots, a fruit, and a flower. Scholars are encouraged to look at how plants provide us with our fundamental needs. Studies are supported by experiments that demonstrate how the plant meets its needs, and supports our ecosystem. Lastly, our botany work corresponds with our studies in geography and zoology that explore the duty of plants on Earth.