See Our Garden Grow!

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Our class has been hard at work revitalizing our school garden.  This is a great way for us to learn about plants and their habitats.

Class families got together on a fabulous Saturday morning to make a couple raised garden beds and to make our garden pretty.  Take a look.

Getting the spot ready to build the first raised garden bed.

Getting the spot ready to build the first raised garden bed.

Super dads work on building the garden bed while we get the soil ready.

Super dads work on building the garden bed while we get the soil ready.

Taking care of our herbs and flowers.

Taking care of our herbs and flowers.

This is some great soil!

This is some great soil!

Hard workers posing with Wyatt, the Scarecrow.

Hard workers posing with Wyatt, the Scarecrow.

Up close of Wyatt the Scarecrow.  He is named after the little boy who donated the clothes.

Up close of Wyatt the Scarecrow. He is named after the little boy who donated the clothes.

Let's take a break and watch the dads build.

Let’s take a break and watch the dads build.

Wow, it looks so neat and clean.

Wow, it looks so neat and clean.

A view of some rosemary and aloe vera.

A view of some rosemary and aloe vera.

Inspecting one of our raised gardens.  They are ready for some yummy vegetables.

Inspecting one of our raised gardens. They are ready for some yummy vegetables.

Do you have any advice for us on gardening?


Plant Project Makes Our School Beautiful

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Flowers, friends, and families were as abundant as the flowers we planted at school recently.  Our class has been studying plants, their parts, and their lifecycle.

There was a very plain, somewhat ugly, planter in the middle of our school courtyard.  It was crying out for some life!  Since we were studying plants and flowers and there was a need for some beautification, why not “meet two goals with one strategy” and plant some flowers!

Our classroom families came through with flowers and gardening tools so we would all have practice exploring the flowers and their parts as we planted them.  Take a look at the process:

 This project not only helped make our school a better place, but also taught us about plants and using diagrams to gain information when reading  informational text.  These skills are important for us to become critical readers.

Tell us about your garden or your favorite type of flower.