As a class, we each got what we needed to plant our very first seeds. We started with one cup of dirt, and two very different types of seeds.
The students were instructed to take it home, put it in a sunny place indoors and water it daily. That's it.
The point of this project is mostly to learn about seeds and watch them grow, but the other more important lesson we are learning about is how to CARE! I could tell that our kids really and truly do care about our tiny little seeds. It seems like such a small and minuscule thing. But I can tell they care about their plants because they come in every morning and are EXCITED about them, and thats what I care about.
If you don't care about your seed, or you don't care for your seed, it will not grow. In the same way, us humans need to be cared about, and cared for by each other so that we can grow. Its very hard for us to succeed in this harsh, dangerous world when we don't feel like anyone cares about us.
My friend Warren has been caring and nurturing his plant and his mom was kind enough to take a picture of it for the class to see!
Once they care, it becomes meaningful. Once they know