Chardon Local Schools News Article

Tiny Toppers Grow Green Thumbs

collage image featuring:  Tiny Toppers PreK Intervention Specialist Miss Beth Bumpus and Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Amy Ridgeway staff photos [photo credit:  Pastor Photography] and assortment of photos of students potting and watering plants in the classroom and photos of potted plants in the classroom

April 17, 2021 — Tiny Toppers pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students at Maple School have been busy learning about plants and applying their newly acquired knowledge to the cultivation of potted gardens in their classrooms.

As one example, during the week of April 12, Miss Beth's pre-Kindergarten students learned about the parts of a plant, the life cycle of a plant, and how plants grow.

“We drew pictures in our journals and then planted seeds,” said Miss Beth. “We also conducted an experiment to see what would happen if we placed one container on the window sill, one in our classroom, and one inside a cabinet.”

Mrs. Ridgeway’s Kindergarten class planted a variety of seeds in pots the last week of March just before spring break.  

By the week of April 12, students were already observing progress in their plantings with Mrs. Ridgeway reporting that her class is particularly excited as the lima bean plants are sprouting right before their eyes.


District Media Contact:

Kelly Misch
Communications Director
Chardon Local Schools
[email protected]

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