August 4, 2010

Sunflowers galore!

As we near the end of our summer program, the sunflowers in the garden seem to know and have grown to be too heavy for their stalks.  Master Gardener Rick cut off the flower so that the Kindergarteners could see it up close, compare and contrast to other flowers, and look for sunflowers seeds.

As Ms. Hyman shows the class what Rick brought in, the class erupts with excited screams:

Micora, Isaiah, Mackenzie, and Jermarr take a closer look at the sunflower:

Micora, Mackenzie, and Noah compare two flowers. “They’re both yellow”,  “one is big, the other is small”, “this one is heavier”:

Finally, the class enjoyed using the sunflower leaves as fans:

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