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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yes we can propagate!

On Monday, my husband brought his students to our science lab to demonstrate their understanding of horticulture. They brought Tradescantia pallida, commonly known as the wandering jew plant. His students served as teacher/mentors to our first graders who will begin a science unit surrounding the characteristics and needs of plants in the spring. The students learned how to propagate plants by cutting a clipping from a parent plant and transplanting the clipping. These clippings will be used in the spring to further investigate how plants can grow by more than one method. The first grade teachers would like to thank Mr. Hammett, Mr. Middleton, and their students for sharing their classroom experiences and resources with us. Next up - we're making greenhouses in the spring when we begin our unit!!