Today, I taught a brief lesson to one of Oelwein’s Head Start classrooms. We talked about their school garden and how we would be planting seeds there soon. Each student had the opportunity to look at and touch the seeds that we will plant this spring and summer. As the students passed around a ziplock bag full of watermelon seeds, I explained that “these tiny seeds will grow into huge watermelons”. One four-year-old boy’s eyes got really big as he excitedly reacted with a “WOAH!!”. I could not agree more. Also, I could not help but think that those tiny four and five year old students are so similar to the tiny watermelon seeds, full of infinite possibility and promise.
Happy first week of spring from Oelwein!