Our journey began with a pile of soil and the curiosity to identify, explore, and discover the types of plants growing in our classroom, school, and community. Through hands-on learning experiences, the students in Room 227 discovered a variety of interesting facts about plants including: the parts of a plant, where plants are located, and what plants need to survive.
After learning, exploring, and discovering information about plants, the students generated a list of potential class names. The students identified an interesting plant in the storybook, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and immediately began researching Coconut Trees. Eventually, the students narrowed down their list to four different types of plants: Bamboo Trees, Lilies, Chrysanthemums, and Coconut Trees. The students created a classroom garden and spent the next few days caring for the unique plants.
After much consideration, the class decided to vote on a classroom name. The students came together and briefly reviewed the facts they had learned. After each student voted, the class counted the number of votes and concluded that The Coconut Trees had won!