This is just a quick post to strongly encourage my teacher friends to get some plants into their classrooms (or add a new one). There are a number of reasons why class plants make a fantastic addition to your learning area. Increased oxygen levels, responsibility building, novelty in otherwise mundane tasks, a hands-on science manipulative, and bright accent in your room are all good reasons to go green in your living spaces!
There you have it. Increased oxygen supply, responsibility building, something fun to practice oral language with, a hands-on science manipulative, and something to make your classroom a nicer, brighter place to be. The only question is what type of plant you should add to your room. I have 2 marble queens and 2 spider plants at this point, and I'm going to add bamboo to both of my fish tanks. What types of plants do you have in your classroom? What species thrive with only florescent light? Which are little-grabbing-finger resistant? What plant do you have that you think looks the best? Leave a comment and share what's worked for you, or your plant-related quandary!