Planting seeds to bloom and grow free journal for Pre-K through grade 1 — instant download is available at this post.

This post started with a small gift of zinnia illumination seeds. As Miss Owl handed it to me, she said, “They’re going to die!” Yes, before some seeds we planted did die when we were gone for vacation. But this time, voila, they grew bigger than Miss Owl! The neighbors wanted to know what kind of seeds they were as they were noticeable from the street. They started small and we had no idea how large they might grow.


When they each had two leaves, they were at the cotyledon stage. At this point, it seems like there was hope for the plants. These leaves are “seed leaves” and have nourishment for the plants to grow. They are true leaves.


Then, we replanted the seeds to allow room for growth. True leaves began to grow. Buds began to develop.


First, one flower bloomed. The plants were going to live!first-there-was-one-flower

Then, more flowers developed.


Then Miss Owl had to reach up to touch the tallest flower.


Now for the instant download. This is a seed observation journal that requires no writing other than adding the number of the days the seed has been growing. It could, therefore, be used in kindergarten and early in first grade.  Click on the link below for your copy.



Thank you for reading, Carolyn

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