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In The Garden

It's August, and our gardens are blooming and producing! This week, we read about gardens and some of the plants and creatures we might find in ours. Our first story by Aliki, Quiet in the Garden, tells about the peace a boy finds in his garden, as well as the sights and sounds he notices. My Garden by Kevin Henkes tells the story of a girl who wishes for a fantasy garden! When she sows bean seeds, she hopes for jellybean plants! In the Garden: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George shows two children trying to discover what kind of creatures have been in their gardens.

One thing we did not see in our stories was a scarecrow for a garden. So we made one, with shredded packing material for hair and stuffing and a paper bag for a body. Each face was different - but they were all happy!

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