Mrs. Burt & Mrs. Clanton
Our girls came back from Spring Break ready for Spring. They wanted warm weather immediately, which has taken a while. We began to talk about signs of Spring and all the plants, trees and flowers that begin to bloom. The girls wanted to plant flowers on our playground so we could see them when we were outside. We read Lois Ehlert's book Planting a Rainbow. Our farmer, Mrs. Riddle invited us to her classroom to plant zinnia seeds in the colors of the rainbow. The girls enjoyed getting their fingers in the dirt and planting the seed. On our way to lunch this week we went to check on the seeds and we were so surprised that they had sprouted and were out of the dirt about an inch. We plan to watch them grow each week until Mrs. Riddle tells us they are ready to go into the ground outside. Here is a slide show of our activities while planting and watering our seeds.
These are the centers that have enhanced our studies of plants and flowers. The skills developed are: cutting, creative expression, observation and small motor with paint and coloring. New vocabulary words are roots, stem, leaves and petals.