Sunday, May 5, 2013

planting a bean

 We have been learning about plants and the children have been able to grow wheat grass, sprout a seed and are now planting a bean. 
 The work is set up on a tray.  The children chose their name marker and put it in a small cup.  Fill the cup with dirt using a tiny scoop.
They then pick out a bean and push it into the dirt. 
Lastly, they fill up the tiny pitcher with water and pour it on the dirt.
Dr. Montessori felt that gardening was very important and rewarding for children. 
They learn how to care for a living thing and also see a life cycle in action!

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