Category Archives: Gardening

Tadpole Tuesdays: Preparing the Garden in February!

During another exciting day at the Pond, our Tadpole Classroom began preparations for the garden… unseasonably warm, but we are responding by observing and playing in the dirt. Enjoy our photos!

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Tadpole Tuesdays: Milestones, Seeds, and Leaves

This week we will be learning how “Plants make seeds and Trees lose leaves.” We are looking at a tree everyday and watching to see the leaves changing colors. We will also compare different types of seeds. Today, at the … Continue reading

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Frog Fun:Making a Metro Map and Gardening

This morning in Ms. Saba’s group, the Leopard Frogs looked at a map of the metro. Then they made their own maps of their own metro stations with colored tape. They enjoyed doing it!   In my group the Green … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Imaginary Play, Garden Harvest, Huntley Meadows

Our Frog class sure has been busy this week! Here is a recap of what our senior class has been up to … On Monday we explored some unusual means of travel: riding on camels and elephants and even a cart … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Tending Your Garden

Tending gardens, like rearing children, requires us to be in attendance constantly. But the more time we spend in the garden, the more opportunities we have to enjoy the benefits.  Flowers will bloom and fruits will form whether or not … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Plant Comparisons

In small group, we took time to compare similar plants. We did a mini-center rotation, rather than small groups. There were three plant comparison stations: One comparing myrtle and honeysuckle. Next they compared mock strawberries and real strawberries. Finally, we had a station … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Plants, Birds, and Rainbows

The weather was as close to perfect as could be  — Wow! It was so much fun playing outside with the Tadpoles. In small groups the children planted seedlings outside with Ms. Lora, and later with me. Then we watered the plants. That … Continue reading

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A Frog Pond Ritual: Getting Ready Spring

One of our dear, sweet Spring rituals is the spreading of seeds by the children. Between St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring, the children spread clover and grass seeds, with a little help from the March winds, … Continue reading

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My How Our Gardens Have Grown!

Enjoy this photo gallery of our sprawling gardens! The children have harvested and eaten radish, lettuce, snap peas and more.

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Tadpole Tidbits from Bern

“I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me.”  This is a quote by Robert Brault, a freelance writer, where his idea captured the Tadpole learning experience of gardening. Our gardening allowed us to understand the very basics of the … Continue reading

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