This spring, Room 4 Head Teacher Angie Forrest-Flahive shared one of her favorite “How Step One Can You Be?” spring traditions. In March and April, Room 4 students grow their own wheatgrass. They play around with the soil, learn how the seeds germinate, watch the grass grow, explore and touch it, clip it with scissors and play with it with toy animals.
It’s discovery perfect for young scientists who learn through direct sensory experience. And all five senses are involved, as the wheatgrass ends its life-cycle in a way fit for a Berkeley preschool. Says Angie, “I confess I feel at my most ‘Berkeley’ when I tell parents that we juice the wheatgrass with the kids and add it to our smoothies.” Thank you Angie and Room 4 for your perfectly springtime Step One story.