Seeds! Both in the classroom and in the garden, the kindergarten classes are learning about seeds. We examined some dormant and sprouting beans seeds, looked at a felt model of a bean seed to see how all the parts of the plant unfold out of the seed coat, drew pictures of bean seeds sprouting, and planted some bean seeds to watch grow in the classroom.
We looked at seeds from different types of plants along with pictures of what they grow into. There were big seeds like potatoes and garlic. Seeds we see when we eat the foods, like tomato, cucumber, and peas. And tiny seeds that we never see because we usually pick them to eat before the seeds form – like basil and lettuce.
We also planted some of our own seeds in the veggie garden and the planter boxes in the garden classroom. Check out the sprouts that are coming up for lettuce, spinach, and radishes!
Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who came out to the gardens with us: Christine Burke, Alise Schwartzlow, Megan Palmer, Rachel Pinto, Katherine Poulin-Kerstien, Shelley McCann, Carrie Palmer, and Valerie Belitsos.