In the book, the narrator is overjoyed when her garden
begins to sprout; and then notices differences. Have students plant a variety of seeds. As they, observe the differences.
Don't forget to throw in some ugly vegetable seeds (can't find any? try here
If the real thing isn't possible, have students draw vegetables on paper and display a "garden."
Lesson Suggestion: Use your senses!
In the book, the narrator complains about what she sees
in her garden. Later she and the neighbors are beckoned by what they
smell and are thrilled by what they taste . Let kids explore their
senses as well. Show kids different vegetables and fruits and discuss
what they see. Then cut the fruits & vegetables up and have kids shut
their eyes as they smell and taste them. See if any of them like 'ugly