my experience w/ 1st graders
having worked with every first grader in putnam county tennessee this week at the "Ag in the Classroom" teaching them the joys of horticulture i can tell you 2 things i discovered:
when asked what flowers they like to plant in the yard at least one in 10 will tell you dandilion! (i explained that we dont plant these but they are a fun plant)
also kids freak out about watermellon! we showed them some diferent fruits and vegetables and they like carrots and green beans, but watermellon was by far the best!
we also got some cute answers to our questions-
"Why do we plant trees in our yard?" "because we'd all be smokers if we didnt!"
overall it was fun but i dont think i'll be changing my college major from hort to education anytime soon. thanks for reading my post ~Ryan