Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Planting the Seeds for Success

Yesterday the children decorated their clay pots and today was the day to plant the basil seeds. From the time they came in this morning, the questions started: "Are we going to plant our seeds today?" "When are we planting our seeds?"  "I hope we get to plant today."  How could we not have time for such an important activity and one that so many of them were looking forward to?  So a bag of potting soil, clay pots, and basil seeds were all it took to put smiles on faces. We talked about how this herb is very good in spaghetti sauce and pizza. We also touched on the care of the plant --  watering and keeping the pot near a sunny window. We can't wait to hear about the progress of the seeds turning into plants.  It didn't take much to make their day today!!

4 comments:

Karen Rojas said...

Josie was very excited to bring home his pot with basil seeds!
As soon as he got home he watered it and put it next to the window.
He made me promise to use the basil on the next spaghetti and meatballs I make for him!
This was GREAT!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see the pride the children take in caring for a plant. Thanks for the creative activity!

Anonymous said...

Carter is so excited about the Basil! He was telling me about all the recipes we could make using basil!! Thanks for a great start to the year!!!
- Claire Ladd

Lourdes said...

I love hiw the cooking theme can be incorporated in math, science, reading, etc. You're planting the seeds even in the first week of school. I can't wait to see the growth of learning at the end of the year.