This morning I clipped some of my roses to put out on the painting table. I have about 8 rose bushes at my new house and they all started to bud and some are blossoming now. I clipped a red one from the front of the house and a white one from the back yard where the children play. At the end of the second class I was starting to put things away and was placing the flowers altogether in one jar and almost put them in the jar of colored water from the water from washing the paint brushes while doing waterpaints. I stopped myself and thought, “hmmmmm I wonder….”
My wonderment was, "I wonder if you put roses in colored water if they will change color? I’ve never tried it with roses, just carnations. I should provoke the children….." so I started to gather the items I needed. I could see they were watching from where they were playing, soon to be walking over asking, “what are you doing” and I responded with, “I was curious about something, I need your help, give me a few minutes to gather my supplies.”
Soon they were picking their colors and choosing which rose they wanted from the bush. We explored the thorns and talked about how poky they were and just one child taking a risk and giving it a touch to see for themselves, "It's not that poky."
We labeled the jars and we took a guess to see how long it would take for the roses to turn color. 100 days, 4 days, 5 days and a frank, “I just don’t know” 🤣
When the adults arrived to pick up, the kiddos were excited to share with them about the experiment and how they looked forward to coming back in two days to see if there are any results.
Angela Roy, Early Childhood Educator
My family moved to Lake Country in November 2021. After 9 years of operating my preschool from downtown Kelowna, I opened up my preschool from my home in February 2022.
I will often post on my preschool Facebook page stories about my preschool and things we are doing etc. But then I decided I should utilize my webpage and start writing on here. I am in no means a professional writer, but wanted to give it a shot. There may be grammar and spelling mistakes, and I’m ok with that (please do not shame me for this!)
This is me, in the moment and sharing a part of my life alongside my preschool program. Feel free to comment and share your words with me if you choose. Happy reading ✨