This year’s inquiry is based on the fact that individuals uses art to
express themselves and plants use flowers to express themselves. With this in
mind, the big questions are:
With Ms. Roth, we undertook a planting experiment to determine what conditions would be optimal for growing bulbs to flowers using Narcissus bulbs. We planted some in the dark and some in the light. The plants in the light were in rocks, soil, and paper towels.
As this year progressed, the Kindergarten students became prolific planters,
who have grown narcissus, hyacinth, sunflowers, mint and lavender within
After learning about the proper conditions that flowers require to grow, we took great care to ensure we supplied ideal conditions to facilitate plant growth. The students were vigilant observers of the plants, noting when water was necessary, if growth happened, watching, smelling and enjoying the blooms that we fostered, etc.
This love of planting has spilled out into the Courage Garden where
we go out to check on our seedlings, remove any litter or weeds and generally
offer care and appreciation for the beauty around us. Such love of nature
will be very beneficial over the summer months when the student body
is not around to care for the garden. Hopefully, the kindergarteners
will bring their family to spend an afternoon tidying and nurturing the
plants we so carefully and lovingly brought to life in this special place.