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Seed Study Celebration

November 2, 2022 | Bridget O'Dowd

Today we wrapped up our seed study with a celebration of one our our favorite seeds we eat, popcorn! The children were delighted to watch the kernels pop from the heat of the air popper and even more delighted when we got to eat it! At the beginning of our study, the children shared what they knew about seeds and what some of their wondering questions were. As we end, they reflect and share what they learned. They also posed with their favorite seed from the collection they helped create.

“Seeds can travel to new places so they can grow better.” William

“All fruits have seeds.” -Joseph

“Small seeds can grow into big trees.” -Joan

“Strawberries have seeds on the outside.” -Jack

“Rice is a seed and fruit is like a suitcase for a seed.” -Ezra

“Some seeds don’t grow if they’re not in the right places.” -Claire

“Seeds can travel or they can stay nearby.” -Amelia

“Some seeds can be pointy or rough.” -Stella

“Some seeds come from trees. Squirrels eat the seeds and sometimes bury them for winter. If they forget the seed, they planted a tree.” -Axel

“The coco de mer is the heaviest seed in the world.” -Sebastian

“Helicopters are seeds that are fun to throw.” -Charlie T.


“Some seeds have a seed coat. Seed coats keep the seed warm and protected.” -Zeke

“There’s a seed called a hamburger seed.” -Karina

“We eat lots of seeds, like pumpkin seeds.” -Charlie S.

Bridget O'Dowd

Ms. O’Dowd came to Mustard Seed in 2017, after moving to Hoboken in 2016. She found a school and a community all in one package at Mustard Seed! Having taught kindergarten in Illinois before moving to New Jersey, Ms. O’Dowd has a passion for five-year-olds. She’s delighted to be a part of the kindergarten team and loves to read and share in story with students. Her favorite moment of the day is during a good read aloud, when she looks out and sees the faces of children showing empathy and emotion in response to the story. Ms. O’Dowd’s hobbies include exploring new neighborhoods, watching BBC documentaries, traveling to visit family, and eating her way through New York City.

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