Division Four was lucky enough to take part in the Spuds in Tubs program sponsored by the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.We studied the Big Idea of “all living things sense and respond to their environment”. The inquiry questions we investigated were: How do living things sense, respond, and adapt to stimuli in their environment? How is sensing and responding related to interdependence within ecosystems? How do plants response to light, touch, water, gravity.
We planted Warba Seed Potatoes in March before Spring Break. The students worked together to empty bags of soil into tubs to ready them for planting. They all got their hands dirty and planted the seed potatoes. The potato plants stayed in the classroom over spring break and when we returned, we were all amazed by how much they had grown. After about 3 1/2 more weeks inside our classroom, the plants were ready to be moved outside. Thank you to Mr. C for helping water our plants. By the third week of June, the plants were ready to be harvested. Once again it was time to get our hands dirty and we dug our potatoes out, all 257 of them! Thank you to Mrs. J and Mrs. N for helping wash and prepare the potatoes. We all really enjoyed eating our potatoes and talking about how we had grown them!