Friday, 27 April 2012

Sprouting Up! April 23-27th

The Preschool groups have been dedicated gardeners during these past weeks planting seeds, and ensuring that they have enough sunlight, water, and aerated soil.  We have been planting various seeds and bulbs and observing how they each grow in different sizes and at different paces. 
The Toddlers have planted many flowers as well as a whole lawn of grass!  They are waiting patiently for the seeds to sprout one by one!
The Preschool 2 group have been experimenting with plant growth in flower pots as well as in mini greenhouses!  The group has been creating a graph to identify how quickly certain seeds sprout and are enjoying measuring the height of the plants on a daily basis!
The preschool 1 group have planted pumpkin seeds, shallot bulbs and a variety of other flower and sprout seeds.  Children are observing that the germination time for each is different!  Why is that?
All the groups continue to discuss their observations they made last week during their walking field trip to the plant exhibition.
Some of the literature explored this week included: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, On Meadowview Street and I Took A Walk by Henry Cole, and the website   Enjoy!
To finish off the week, the Friday morning assembly was an exciting and nail biting experience as all children and teachers waited patiently to find out which school ‘’house’’ , or castle!, they will represent (Turaida, Rundāle, or Bauska)!
We wish you an enjoyable Spring Break!

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