These are soooo old. You have to plant them before the die. Sam
The children looked up how to sprout an avocado seed on the laptop and got all of the necessary supplies, tooth picks, jars, our seeds and a pitcher of water. They used the toothpick to suspend the seed in a jar, filled it with water and placed the jar in the window. If we can keep the seeds alive they could fruit when the Rainey’s are in junior high, surely cause for a reunion.
Children cleaned fruit off of the stem and peeled off some layers of leaves. Sam collected the leaves and decided to bring them home because they reminded him of pointy petals. The children noticed tiny holes at the stem of the pineapple, which we learned is where the roots will grow from. The stem will dry out over the weekend and next week we will place it in some dirt. The pineapple plant should produce fruit in one to two years, so maybe we have some fruits of our labor in the Tucker Room next spring! We are so lucky to be spending so much time experimenting with different methods of planting and learning about the different needs of various plants and trees. These connections and practices are helping us become stewards of the earth. Just in time for Earth Day on Monday!
A joyous Passover and Happy Easter to everyone!
Bonus Round: Rainey friends started a jam band while the Tucker room was out