While Kansas City endured snow in March and April I had extra time to visit with my preschools friends inside their classrooms. At Woodland ECC Kansas City, while waiting for the sun to come out, Ms. Lan’s class took this extra time inside to create garden themed projects, bringing the fun of learning about gardening into the classroom.
Window Sill Garden:
Students were excited to show me their tomato plant they had grown in their south facing window. After weeks of the tomato soaking up enough sun it finally produced tomatoes! We counted together, and were surprised to find seven cherry tomatoes– they were so proud!
Students planted different kinds of flower seeds in individual flower pots they decorated with markers and stickers. Each student is responsible for watering their own “magical” garden making sure their gardens are placed in the sunny window sill.
Students gathered weeds growing from the playground and brought them into the classroom to talk about the different parts of the plants, taking turns writing out the names of the plant parts on pieces of paper.
I enjoyed my time visiting with my friends in Ms. Lan’s class and was pleased to find that even if they weren’t outside gardening they were still having fun learning about gardening in their classroom.