In the book we read Gus Grows a Plant, Gus plants a sunflower. Well, here in Kansas, we have sunflowers everywhere right now. Gus grows a very big sunflower! He even stood on a stool, and it was still taller than him! I told the kids that I had a sunflower at my house that was bigger than me. They couldn't believe it. So what did any good teacher do, I brought it in. They loved it.