Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Planting Seeds

It was buddy day and we planted seeds together.
Our new school has greenhouses and a garden so we are preparing to have these seeds grow through the summer and harvest when we come back to school in the fall.
These seeds will start inside so we can care for them and watch them sprout.
Then move them out to the greenhouse before ending up in the ground.

We started by decorating the tube
(not that it will matter because the whole tube will go in the ground).
 This process helps the bond strengthen between the two ages.
They are becoming comfortable fitting into each others classrooms and space.
The conversations and stories that I overheard are assisting in building friendships.

Next we filled the tubes 3/4 full
before adding the seed.
Then topping it off with more soil.
The children chose between pumpkins or sunflowers.


  1. What a great way to recycle and have a biodegradable seed starter. How did you keep the dirt in the tube?

  2. Yes, please! Do tell!
    Heidi Butkus

  3. They filled the tubes in the tray and that is where they stayed. Hmmm transferring them to the garden when they're ready?? I think I'll slide a playing card under it and lift. But the root and stem will be established by then. Wish us luck:)