First, students filled seed flats with soil and planted pepper and tomato seeds.
Then, they made labels for their seed trays. This was an excellent time for young writers to practice their literacy skills!
Next, students chose which seeds they would like to grow in their "Dream Garden." This served as an opportunity to categorize and sort, which are important math concepts for kindergarteners.
Students then wrote and drew in their journals the types of vegetables and flowers they wanted to plant. (An excellent opportunity for more advanced writers to learn spelling and practice writing.)
After such great garden preparations, we ate lunch by the river and hung out with our friends in the springy sunshine. What a good, full day it was!