In the fall, it was suggested by our plant group that we make our plants happy by giving them some grass. We decorated our tiny pots with gems, jewels, and glass shapes. Then we carefully filled our pots with dirt, sprinkled seeds, and sprayed with water. Initially, our grass did not grow. Clayton had brought his pot home and reported that his was indeed growing. After some comparing and brainstorming, we concluded that we were not watering ours enough, so we changed our watering technique. And IT GREW!!! But sadly, when we came back after Winter Break, our grass was “laying down, it’s not up, it’s like it got tired.”
Me: what do you think happened to our grass?
C: It didn’t get enough water.
V: It was lonely when we were gone.
A: Yeah, and sad. I can sing to it. Maybe that will make it feel better.
C: Yeah, and it needs more water.
Me: Do you think the grass got any water when we were gone?
L: We should give it more water.
So we continued with our watering schedule and Aliya sang to it, but the grass did not improve.
Me: we’ve been doing a lot of watering and singing, has the grass changed?
Me: Do you still think it’s lonely and sad? We’ve been back to school for awhile now.
N: I saw what happened. When some kids were making their pots, they put a jewel in the inside, under the dirt. The jewel made it so the water couldn’t get in.
Me: Did the water get in when we first watered the grass, when it grew?
N: Yes, but then it got bigger and then the water couldn’t get in anymore.
Me: Hmmm, what do you think we should do?
N: Take the jewels out and do it again.
Me: Start over with new seeds?
C: But we can’t use those pots. We need new pots.
Me: Why do we need new pots?
C: Because those pots have the germs of the dead grass, and it will go to our new grass and make them dead too.
And so, we began the process again, taking care not to put any jewels into the dirt this time. We watered every day, and our grass is growing again!