Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Growing Our Own Seedlings

This year we're attempting to grow many of our own seedings using grow light gardens. Why? It's a learning experience for the kids and much cheaper than purchasing seedlings!

Today Ms. Farrell's third grade class discussed their favorite veggies, discussed which were cool season and warm season veggies and planted many seeds.  We reviewed the concept of bar graphing that we had done together in second grade. They planted seeds of carrots, kale, broccoli and beets. They'll keep a journal to mark the progress and transplant the seedlings when they have three sets of leaves.

The kids also looked at some acorns that Ms. Marie had harvested and we discussed how the Native Americans used them.

In one lesson we covered science, math and social studies-as well as nutrition!

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