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Port Macquarie Community Preschool - NSW

Year 6

Teacher: Heather Mayne

Planting a small world

Step 1;

Clean a large tub

Step 2;

Wash small gravel rocks and place on the bottom of dish.

Step 3;

Place clean soil on top of rocks to layer, this is for the plants to grow in.

Step 4;

Walk around the centres backyard and pick the small plants.

Some of the plants came from Kathy's garden - you can ask the children to bring in small plants from their homes? Be sustainable -It’s free to recycle and reuse what we have in our own backyards?

We placed the plants in gently and covered the roots over with soil. We talked about how plants need water to grow and the roots drink up like straws.

Step 5;

Each child was able to gently place the roots and pants into the soil.

Step 6;

Give the plants some water. We used a water spray –great for muscle building for the children.

Step 7;

We already had red rocks the children placed them down the middle like a path or track.

Step 8

Discuss and find the toys the children want to play with?



We decided forest animals first and dinosaurs in a week or so.



Our tub was put near the door so the garden still gets indirect light, as it will be indoors for a few weeks.


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