The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Summary: A young boy plants a carrot seed and tends to it, despite discouragement from his family.
Story Treasure: Plastic trowel
We did the seed planting project from Pg 58 of Before Five in a Row for the students to take home.
I opened several different seed packets and the students explored how seeds came in different sizes, shapes and colors. Some students sorted the seeds and others matched them to the envelopes. It’s important to use a variety of seeds, I think I chose: tomato, pumpkin, corn, carrot, lettuce and beet.
I printed pictures of seeds and plants for the students to match. I also brought in a banana, pomegranate, cucumber and sunflower seeds. We cut apart the fruits and discovered where the seeds were and what they looked like.
I filled a bin with a bag of dirt and buried several baby carrots in the dirt. Each student was given their own little trowel to explore the bin. They were thrilled to find the vegetables and enjoyed planting and harvesting them over and over.