According to my itchy eyes and runny nose, spring is blooming all around us! Sometimes these magnificent blooms go unnoticed because they are isolated on a plant. However, when gathered into one place they can be quite impressive! All the flowers around me tempted me into picking bouquets with the kids. My special needs class helped pick a few flowers and arrange them into lovely little bouquets.
With my kindergartners and 1st graders we made flower presses. We sandwiched flowers between two pieces of cardboard and newspaper. In a few weeks we will be open them and use the dehydrated flowers in an art project.
After using the flowers from the bolting winter veggies we pulled the plants to put in the compost. As a group we tore up the plants into small pieces and poured water into the composter. We planted green beans in the freshly cleared space. Out with the old and in with the new!