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Planting Potatoes.

Year 2 students of the kindergarten have been planting potatoes in the yard today. The Bear class and Momo class assembled outside the front of the school and were joined by the school’s drivers who were helping out with the task. We all moved to the side of the school, where a bed of soil had already been prepared. Each student was given a half of a potato that was just starting to sprout. They were told to place one potato in each hole and to make sure that the sprouting part was pointing upwards. They then covered the potatoes over with more soil.

The drivers informed us that the plants would steadily grow up and provide us with potatoes in about one and a half months’ time. These potatoes will be used to prepare curry that they will eat during their Overnight Stay period. This event will take place in summer of the next school year, 2020/2021, for all year 3 students. Children were told that they could look out of their classroom windows to keep checking how the potato plants are progressing.

I am sure that all the students will be eager to see the plants emerge from the ground and increase in size. They will surely be looking forward to taste these delicious potatoes in the special curry!

– Mark –

(今日,石田幼稚園の年中さんはジャガイモの種植えを行いました。バスの運転手さんが手伝ってくださり,ベアー組ともも組の子ども達とで協力して行いました。私達は,土のベッドが既に用意された園舎の横にある畑へ移動しました。子ども達はそれぞれ,すでに芽が出始めたジャガイモの半分をもらいました。芽の部分がしっかり上面にくるように,子ども達は一つひとつの穴にジャガイモを入れました。そして,土をジャガイモの上にそっと被せました。

運転手さん達は,約一か月半程で芽が出始めることを教えてくださいました。これらのジャガイモは,お泊り保育の時のカレーに使われるそうです。この行事は,子ども達が年長さんになった来年の夏に行われます。子ども達は各お部屋の窓から,どれだけジャガイモが大きくなっているかの生長を確認することが出来ますよ。

子ども達みんな,ジャガイモが土の中でどんどん大きくなることを願っていることと思います。きっと美味しいジャガイモが入ったカレーが食べられることを楽しみにしていることでしょう!

マーク先生)