Gardensby Joan on 07/29/14
We have 2 gardens this year. One is called Lori's garden and the other is Lupe's garden. Many thanks to both of these ladies for all their help with the gardens.
Lori's garden is full of color. The flowers are growing and the sunflowers are now higher than most of our children. The children have been observing the bumble-bees and this has initiated our insect lessons. Terms like "observing", "pruning", "sowing", "harvesting" and "roots" are all new additions to our vocabulary. The older children have learned the parts of a flower and are ready to take home their art projects. The children are excited about harvesting the sunflower seeds. There are daily observations of the center of a sunflower.
In Lupe's garden, the children observed the depth required to plant seeds of different types. They have asked questions like "why are some seeds growing up and some are not". They understand that in Nevada lot's of water and sun are needful. The children are able to identify and name some of the plants such as the tomato and corn plants. They have learned not to step on the plants while weeding or retrieving a lost ball during playtime.