UNION, NJ – Pre-K students at Connecticut Farms Elementary School got their hands dirty this week as they planted some flowers in the new Pre-K flower bed.
The morning Pre-K class of 15 students and the afternoon class with 11 students had an opportunity to plant a variety of flowers into the flower bed and mark the plant with a stick containing their name.
“This was an unused sand box,” said Pre-K teacher Rosa Figueiredo. “We were able to turn it into a flower bed. The students helped put the soil down and now we’re planting the flowers.”
Figueiredo said the soil was donated by the Home Depot and she and the PTA donated the flowers. She and class assistant Maryanne Purcell talked with the students about what a flower needs. “We discussed the planting process, water and sunshine,” said Figueiredo. “And we talked about the different parts of a flower: the petals, roots, leaves.”
Figueiredo said they will be adding additional annuals and will plant tulips in the fall.