Our first plant bottle is not a seed bottle, but a root bottle. Students had brought in items to make a salad. One mother had found a sprouting potato in her refrigerator. The next thing I knew, we were making a bottle to see if the bottoms of the vegetables would root. This can now cross over to the writing area and students can make journal entries about the progress in the plant bottle. Dating each journal page helps children see how days and dates change. Charts in the circle area can keep a classroom record of the changes in the growth of the plants. Students can help by observing the changes and predicting what will happen next.