June 1, 2022 | Bridget O'Dowd
When we first began studying gardens, we made a map of our prior knowledge by asking the questions: Who? What? Where? Why? Here are some of their responses:
After working with a partner to plant seeds a couple of weeks ago, we are eagerly checking each day until our seed sprouts! Some have begun, while others are slow to germinate. It is a practice in patience and observation!
After our field trip, the children were inspired to build a garden in blocks, including pathways, a rain silo, and a compost area. They made tissue paper flowers to add color to their garden.
We are currently focusing on plant parts and excitedly sorting foods that we eat by the part of the plant it comes from.
We have also begun to think about what kind of creatures gardeners would welcome in their garden, or maybe want to chase away like Peter Rabbit.
We have enjoyed becoming gardeners in these last few weeks of kindergarten!