Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day flowers

Our school has a life lab attached. It is one of just a couple in the country at an elementary school. I will write more about that another time. What I love about it is that it affords our students so many learning and life experiences. One of those experiences is planting flowers for Mother's Day. Every year we get plant plugs from an area greenhouse. All of the students in K-5 plant the flower in a small pot. The flowers flourish in the life lab/greenhouse. Here is a look at the flowers they planted the end of March. They are ready to be transplanted outside. Here's hoping the last frost date has finally passed! Looking forward to more warm days later this week.

Students planted Marigolds, Zinnias, Impatiens, and other flowers for their mothers. The hanging planters will be sold as a fundraiser. There are enough for over 600 students, the fundraiser and a service learning project.
We also do a coupon book filled with chore coupons the fifth graders "volunteer" to do for their mother. I'll take pictures of those next week. We also have several activities in the coming weeks besides our end of the year tests that have to be finished by May 21st. So much to do and so little time.


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