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February 24, 2021 | Felicity Greene
As we enter in to the last week of Black History Month, the Sky Class began a study of a very important man: George Washington Carver! While most know Carver for his creation of many products that could be made from peanuts, it is important to know that he is also celebrated for his work as a teacher, an inventor and yes, a botanist.
On Monday, the children were introduced to George Washington Carver at morning meeting. During this time, the children learned about his life, work, and were even able to watch an actual video of the man himself!
Throughout the week, the children participated in activities inspired by Carver’s work as a botanist, including growing their own plant right here in the classroom.
Using a container, a cotton ball, a lentil, as well as some light and water, the children planted and observed the growth of their seeds. They kept observational journals to record the changes in the plant each day.
Each day, the children checked on their seeds, careful to not disturb them too much. They used magnifying glasses to take a closer look and observe any changes. After taking a few moments to note any differences in the seed, the children record in their observation journal by drawing a picture of what they notice.
The children are continuing to learn so many interesting and exciting things about the life and contributions of George Washington Carver. The teachers are looking forward to seeing the ways that the children will continue to be inspired by the work of this amazing man!