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Monday, March 30, 2015

"Budding" Preschool Scientists

The preschool students took their clipboards out and looked for signs of spring.  We even found a few items that weren't on their check sheet.  Mrs. Montgomery remained calm when a child turned over a rock and a lizard wriggled out quickly and ran in her direction.  We decided that it was time to stop looking under rocks for earthworms (just in case another reptile might be under there--she wouldn't have remained as calm if a snake slithered out).

Groovy Gardeners

The preschool students started their container garden today.  They planted onions, green beans, broccoli, and cauliflower in grow boxes today.  We got a grant to purchase three more grow boxes so we will plant more when the boxes come in.  The children really enjoyed digging in the dirt and planting.  They especially enjoyed watering the plants when we took the grow boxes outside.

Their tomato plants are up and look really nice.  The peppers are just starting to come up.  Their sunflowers look nice.  The potatoes that we planted in buckets are up.   The students will start examining and measuring their sunflowers on Wednesday. We will examine the sunflowers once a week and record the results in our sunflower journals for the next month.