A New Day to Grow

Nahla hasn’t been able to visit the rooftop garden at school with her friends to tend to her flowers and vegetables, but it looks like she’s been planting a little positivity to help make her time at home easier.


Hi Nahla! It’s such a pleasure that we have this chance to talk today.

Hi! I’m very excited, there’s lots of things I’d like to share.


How are you handling being home from school and away from your garden?

Well, it’s been tough not seeing my friends and working on my garden, but being home has given me the chance to spend time with my family and focus on things that help me grow!



Have you thought of any interesting activities to do during the day?

The first thing I thought of was how I could bring my daily activities from school to my house. And of course, I started with my garden!

I planted some tomatoes, cucumbers, and pretty flowers in small pots and placed them on top of my windowsill with some supplies that I had left over from my science project. It’s called a container garden because you can use lots of things like cans, jars, plastic cups, and milk cartons.


Wow! How does a container garden work?

Well first, you always need to wash your hands before and after you start any type of garden, then I get my supplies ready and I start: I fill up 3/4 of the cup with soil, put in a few seeds, add another scoop of soil on top, and add fresh water.

Then I took my creativity to the next level by drawing pictures of a sun and a bright blue sky to put on the windows so when it begins to sprout, it knows it’s in a happy environment!


That sounds like a fun idea. You’ve added a little twist to gardening at home!

I also drew pictures of a happy cloud with raindrops and a colorful rainbow because flowers need both the sunshine and rain to grow. Plus, I’m a bit of a pluviophile. I love the sound of raindrops when they touch the window!


Does that mean our friendly neighbors can see your drawings on the window?

Of course! It might inspire them to plant their own garden, draw pretty pictures too, or bring a smile to their day. That’s the best thing about creativity, it always leads to more wonderful ideas!


Oh, before I forget, did you get a chance to participate in the Egg Hunt?

I did! Some of my friends and I were talking about all the eggs we were able to find in the pictures.

I found two eggs near the Easter basket and the one next to Maeva in the school bag. Lexie told us there was one beside the steps and one in the girl’s pocket – she’s the best at finding hidden treasure!

There were also three eggs hiding in the Saddle Up Stables horse barn. One was near the silver trough, another was high up on the shelf, and the last one was in the corner under the saddle!


Thank you so much for talking to us today, Nahla. You’ve certainly given us some valuable lessons.

Thank you! Remember, happiness can always be found in every day if you’re looking in the right places.

See you next time!


Taking the time to learn new words can help us understand stories much better, and they can be used to tell our own stories in clear and exciting ways. Here are some words that Nahla used to tell her story:


Tend to – to care for or look after someone/something


Sprout – a plant that is starting to grow


Environment – the place/surroundings in which a person, animal, or plant lives


Pluviophile – a person who loves rain