This was a project that ran from the first day back from April YAYcation (April 16th we planted our seeds in the dirt) to just last Friday (May 11th - the Friday before Mother's Day).
I was impressed everyday with the speed of spurt. I had bought marigold seeds hearing that they grew quickly, were great indoor flowers, and were top choice for re-planting. Then, one of my kiddies brought in moonflower seeds knowing we were going to start our classroom garden.
We were growing marigolds and moonflowers. (I love saying them two together.) :)
Everyday the class logged the growth activity.
It was so dummy-proof which was GREAT! The hardest part of the whole thing was lugging the bucket of dirt to school that first morning. The rest really was as simple as water and set by sunlight. It was pretty cool.
Friday I wrapped the ugly booger-green pots with their choice of tissue paper color and cellophane, secured with a rubberband, attached a small photo of the student, and finished with a poem that said:
"I've been caring for this pot of plants
since they were tiny seeds
I've fed them, loved them, and watched them grow,
just like you did me."
I heard it was a pretty big hit.
I kinda miss the garden in our room.
Next project: our Poetry Cafe!
Stay tuned. ;)