1st graders completed their stem cutting observations on Thursday. On day one they took Spearmint and English Ivy cuttings from the garden and placed them in plastic water containers to observe plant nodes and how roots form from cuttings. After 22 days, students shared differences and similarities in growth between the two different plants as well as changes from day one. Some observations were: new leaf from the node, Spearmint had longer roots than the Ivy, new light green leaves forming on the Ivy, one plant died, plants grew, still smells like mint, etc. At the end of the day, we transplanted them for each student to take home if they wanted to. This activity was part of the 1st Grade FOSS Curriculum and is a fun outdoor and indoor activity for students to observe overtime.