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Flower 'n' Spice Play Dough Mandalas

Herb Mandala

Cinnamon Day ~ Herbs For Kids ~

Cinnamon Play-dough recipe

The Carrot Seed Virtual Book Club & Blog Hop

The Carrot Seed - tons of ideas for this book

Counting and planting seeds

Bringing Literacy and Math together at circle (spring seed counting)

Montessori-Inspired Botany/Gardening Unit

Montessori-Inspired Gardening Unit and Flower, Plant & Garden Blog Hop (Photo from http://howwemontessori.typepad.com/how-we-montessori/2011/03/gardening.html Roundup post from http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/05/29/montessori-inspired-gardening-unit/)

So many excellent Carrot Seed ideas all in one place! Love the muddy carrots idea!

slow down and smell the flowers

"Slow down and smell the flowers: blog on the Reggio Approach and the importance of slowing down, watching and listening." Here, hyacinths placed on the table to provoke the children’s interest at Crayons, wands & Building Blocks ≈≈

Free Life Cycle of a Butterfly flash cards

The students used their butterfly proboscis (straw) to sip nectar (apple juice) from a flower.

First Grade Parade: Plants Aplenty! Great blog post about her plants unit. You know Cara teaches Kinder now, right? Her blog is AMAZING!