Young scholars explore the poinsettia and its symbolism as a Christmas flower. Students will listen to a story about the poinsettia and its origins in Mexico and discuss what they know about Mexico. They will discuss the poinsettia's significance as the Christmas flower. Young scholars will then discuss what they know about plants and what they need to survive- air, water, and sunlight. Students will create a poinsettia pattern on a piece of white construction paper.