November 3, 2021 | Bridget O'Dowd
As the seasons change and the need for jackets and layers is here, we continue to remember the gift of seeds in our world. The Kindergarten has been studying seeds to enhance their descriptive language and further develop their ability to recognize distinctive attributes of various seeds. They compare and contrast seeds as a teacher asks specific questions, “What do you notice about this seed?” “How does it feel?” “Which seed is bigger?” It is exciting to find out that we eat seeds and they don’t grow inside of us!
After cutting open the fruit we bought at Sobsey’s weeks ago, the children have been carefully observing the seeds inside. They noticed that some fruits have many little seeds and other fruits have one big seed called a pit.
Students participated in an activity called “What’s My Rule” in which they find something that is the same about a group of seeds in relation to size, shape, color, and texture. For instance, “all of the seeds are smooth and small.”
Seeds have appeared everywhere: outside, inside, in our food and many more places! Our seed collection continues to grow, and we look forward to more seed sharing as we finish up our study.