Friday, May 18, 2012

Library Learning Patch - Children Discovering Nature

Week 13 - Grass and grass-like plants--continued

This week the children enjoyed hearing the book, Jack's Garden, as they ate their snack.

They learned all about dicots--di refers to the leaves inside the seed. Various plants were passed around and the parts examined--taproots, flowers, and leaves. Dicots grown in their garden include, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, basil, and sunflower seeds.  Sunflower seeds are used for oil, snacks, and animal food.

Learning about dicots

Then, out to the garden to weed, water, and harvest while learning about dicots. Our crops are progressing nicely.


Eager to work!

We'll soon have tomatoes!

Yellow squash

Our basil
Cucumber blooms
The children harvested the remaining onions and lettuce, as well as more sugar snap peas. They are looking forward to seeing the sunflowers bloom.

Check in next week to see more progress!

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