Wednesday, April 18, 2012


It seems like spring has been around for a long time this year. Grass, trees, bulbs and perennials turned our brown world into a kaleidoscope of color. Oh, how we want to plant seeds in our Pre School garden. The radishes will be the first to be planted in hopes of getting a crop of them to taste before school is out in May. Not all of our students are fond of radishes but they make great carriers for dip and we like dip. We need to be cautious though. March was unseasonably warm but cold nighttime temperatures have resurfaced in April. Peat pots are our back up plan for starting flowers and veggies. Our window space in room 5-6 has become a greenhouse area. Right now we have a Mother's Day surprise growing there. Water is add to the growing trays each day and the children check regularly to see if the plants are changing. The Mother's Day surprises are tiny now but soon they will be gorgeous. We have been learning about the rainforest this week. The sun and rain are plentiful there and all the plants are large and beautiful. That is proof that sun and water will make our garden grow too.
In a week or two our seeds for carrots, pumpkins, corn, zinnias and marigolds will be planted in our garden. Watering, weeding and watching will be on our daily agenda at school. We're hoping for a good harvest in the fall!

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