Monday, May 21, 2018

Round and round

What's in your garden? Today we read books about gardens and the sorts of plants - and critters - that can be in them! We read Round the Garden by Omri Glaser, who was only eight when he wrote this book based on the water cycle. We also read Up, Down, and Around, a rhyming book by Katherine Ayers that told about planting and crops that grow up and down. Our final book, Yucky Worms by Vivian French, was full of facts about earthworms and why they are so good for gardens.

We planted pumpkin seeds in cups, and gave them water to help them grow. Once the seeds have sprouted, they can go into gardens at home. Maybe each of us will have a pumpkin this fall!

Next we made a paper plate craft that showed crayon sky and collaged soil, cotton clouds, paper-dot rain and round yellow sun. Those are what's needed for seeds to sprout and plants to grow.
We made our paper plant "grow"out of the "soil" by pushing the pipe cleaner stem up above the paper plate soil line. It worked! We are looking forward to this happening for real in our own gardens!

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