We started our study of "plants" today. I hope I don't bore you with my posts and pics of what we do this week, but this is honestly one of my favorite themes that we do throughout the year. Maybe because there is a lot of Science involved, maybe b/c the students always seem to love it, or maybe because I am getting "the fever". We had 70 degree weather today, and are suppose to have it all week! -(Dare I say that?) This time of year always seems to mark the beginning of warm weather, sunny days, and fresh air again. Spring fever--the only kind that I welcome.
So, when the class came in from a pull out they spotted the cups of soil I had put out for later that day. I said to myself, "Becky, that was such a rookie mistake". I know better, and we then had to rearrange the schedule a tad to start our learning about plants right then and there so they could go ahead and get their hands dirty. :-)
First we started by reading a story on how a seed grows. If you are looking for an informational text on plants, I highly recommend this one.
Then we went ahead and planted our sunflower seeds. Fingers crossed that we get at least 1 bloom from each child's cup. I put about 4 seeds in each cup to try and up my chances of this happening. It seems like every year, no matter how hard I try, there's always 1-2 kids that don't get anything happening with their plant.
Tomorrow we will write in our "plant observation journals" for the first time. We will periodically update these when we see changes in our plants.
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