Today is Thursday, April 9, 2020: Nature Studies! Plant a plant cutting or a seed! Keep a journal with pictures (if possible) or simply have a great discussion with your family about the changes you see taking place!

Posted: April 9, 2020

Today is Thursday, April 9, 2020: Nature Studies! Plant a plant cutting or a seed! Keep a journal with pictures (if possible) or simply have a great discussion with your family about the changes you see taking place! **If you have no plant cuttings or seeds, adopt a little wild plant outside and continue to observe the changes in the growth**

This is just an idea for your little ones at home. With my students, my plan was to plant a cutting of a Spider Plant, but we haven't been able to do that with closure of schools. I have an idea for my students and anyone's children! 
Assignment A:
1: Take a cutting of a plant you may have at home, put it in a bit of water, fresh water daily in the bowl or glass. 
2. If your children have a notebook or can journal on a tablet or something, keep a daily journal of the changes your plant goes through, from the day you have placed it in the water, and then, when the roots start showing. They can even keep an illustrated journal of their plant's progress. 
3. Once the plant starts to root, place it in a pot of soil and keep track of that progress!
4. Good luck growing and enjoy your new plant!
Assignment B:
1. Take a seed, whether it is a vegetable seed or flower seed.
2. Give it a little soak, depending on what the instructions state on the seed packet, or give it a few hours soak if it's fresh from a food. 
3. If you have a little soil, a flower pot, plant this seed.
4. Give it good light.
5. Water the soil lightly when the soil looks dry. 
6. Check it daily. 
7. Keep a journal either every day or every so many days when you've noticed a change or draw pictures of it, OR simply discuss with your parents or guardians, the changes that are taking place with your seed!
8. When you see the seed beginning to sprout, keep sprinkling it with water, love and sunshine!
Enjoy the process!