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Made for Mom

Posted May 10, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Sunday is Mother's Day, and all over the country mothers are opening special surprises from their children.

In the days leading up to Mother's Day, day care centers and elementary schools become hotbeds of activities aimed at creating those "I Made It Myself" gifts that mothers treasure.

Raleigh's Brooks Elementary School is no exception. The kindergarten classes were busy with construction paper and crayons, fashioning special messages.

Meanwhile, other children were wrestling with bags of potting soil and oodles of small clay pots. The pots' exteriors were decorated, and then the children potted up impatiens plants for that special lady in their lives.

"There is just a relationship at this age with moms....Any time (the children) do anything for those adults, then it's very special to them," said kindergarten teacher Judy Curtis.

Every Spring the kindergarten class works on a plant unit to learn just what it takes to make things grow, and it fits perfectly into the kids' interest in having something they created to give to Mom.