The emergency exit to outdoor learning...
When I read your article about snowdrops I remembered that a few years ago there was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about gardeners who collect rare snowdrops. Right away the kids went outside looking for the "money" snowdrops. No such luck all the typical variety in my back yard but it did entertain them for awhile...
This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!
I love the idea of money snowdrops! The plant honesty is also known as "Money-in-both-pockets" because of the way seeds are stored in the heads.
HI JulietYou might like this poem, which I learnt from the lovely Phillip Green image resources that schools used to have. It does something to me, and I quietly share it with the first snowdrops I see each year (we still have them flowering in Sheffield too):"I like to think that long ago/ there fell to earth some flakes of snow/ that liked this cold grey world of ours/ so much they stayed, as snowdrop flowers".They are truely exquisit things, Jan
lovely little story and one that ties in with the changing season, will try to save and re-tell to the children next year. thanks for sharing. C
It is a lovely story - and one that seems to be spreading via word of mouth which is rather lovely too.
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