Friday, September 12, 2014

The Potato Project

written by Jayden

In the spring, the grade 2s planted potatoes with Mrs. Chapnick in our raised garden beds.  I went home and told Afi about planting potatoes.  I told him that you're not supposed to cut the eyes off of the potatoes.  He usually cuts the eyes off.  So we made a bet!  I planted potatoes with the eyes still on and Afi cut the eyes off of his potato seed.  We planted our potatoes in our gardens and waited for them to grow.  At the end of August we dug up our potatoes.  My potatoes were bigger than Afi's ~ way bigger!!!!  I won the bet!  We made mashed potatoes and they were really good.  It was fun making a bet with my Afi.  I love gardening!

A special thank you to Mrs. Chapnick, Mrs. Korolyk, Mr. Ostapchuk and all of our teachers for giving children the opportunity to garden!

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." ~ Audrey Hepburn


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your potato project story with us Jayden. I LOVE that you went home and conducted a science experiment with what you learned and that you based it on a question that you wondered about! That is what we want every child (and adult to do) at our school because learning never ends when we leave our classroom. How cool that you embarked on this project with your Grandpa. I think you should write a picture book about this story project so that you can keep it forever and share it with people that haven't read it on our blog. Thank you! P.S. Your potatoes looked amazingly delish.. I love mashed potatoes, especially when I know the potatoes were grown in my Mom's garden.