Planting A Rainbow

The Yellow Room has begun welcoming springtime into our classroom by exploring how plants and flowers grow. This week, we started reading books such as Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert to introduce spring concepts of transformation and beauty, and to demonstrate how tiny little seeds will grow into beautiful, colorful plants and flowers. Our sensory table has become a gardening center filled with soil, shovels, watering pitchers, and sunflower seeds, and our youngest learners have begun to plant!

The first step was to prepare the soil by drenching it with water turning it from a solid, dry block to damp soil ready for planting.

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Enzo pours water from a small pitcher over the dry soil as Autumn and Lilah watch it expand and transform into soft wet dirt.

 

 Samantha uses hands and a small shovel to mix the soil until it's workable for planting.
Samantha uses hands and a small shovel to mix the soil until it’s workable for planting.

 

 

Sam scoops mostened soil into empty egg cartons while Solomon drops a small sunflower seed carefully into the soil, proclaiming "seed!"
Sam scoops mostened soil into empty egg cartons while Solomon drops a small sunflower seed carefully into the soil, proclaiming “seed!”

 

We will place our egg cartons on the windowsill and continue to water and care for our seeds as we eagerly wait for our sunflowers to pop up from their bed of soil and bloom into bright yellow flowers!

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