Ms. Brenda taught us about the peanut plant, a plant that needed dug up from our garden before the nuts developed, because there are many peanut allergies in our school. She explained that the peanut plant is not an allergen but explained that the nut itself can be very harmful and deadly to children with severe peanut allergies. Getting the peanut plants dug out before they developed nuts was key to keeping the soil contaminate free. With trowels our 5 Star students replanted the peanut plant into cups to take them home. They know for the peanut plant to thrive, they will have to replant it in a bigger pot, give it direct sunlight, and water it 2-3 times a week. Ms. Brenda says that they should develop peanuts by Halloween if the plant survives. We can't wait to hear if the replanting was successful.
Stay tuned, more pictures to follow soon.