Category Archives: Digital Media

Spring 2014 Green Club Activities

Our middle school green club has been doing all sorts of things this semester. We started off 2014 with our 2nd school garden farmers market. During the middle of the semester club members went on a walking field trip to the … Continue reading

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4th Grade Kale Experiment

“Environments” is an overarching theme in the 4th grade science unit, and during the Fall 2013 semester, our students spent most of their garden time conducting an experiment with two variety of kale seedlings (White Russian and Scarlet Kale). The seedlings … Continue reading

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School Garden Pen Pals

In Fall 2012 we put out a call for pen pals to the school garden community and since then we have exchanged letters each year with 3rd graders at Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School (BVHM) located in San Francisco’s Mission … Continue reading

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Hidden Garden Steps & Turtle Hill

Our 3rd graders have been embarking on a walking field trip throughout the month of April. To continue their study of CA Native Plants and Bay Area Geography/History, we climbed over 400 steps to view San Francisco from the top … Continue reading

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Aqueduct Building Challenge

What do you do in the garden when the temperature is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit? You put your original lesson plan aside and invite 1st graders to complete the Aqueduct Building Challenge! At AFY we can utilize our hilly garden … Continue reading

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Guest Speakers: Save Our Bay!

On Earth Day last week our 5th graders were visited by Felisia and AeJay from the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Felisia and AeJay came to the classroom to teach our students about water pollution and its effects (particularly … Continue reading

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Welcoming A New Bee Colony

A big thank you to Bill Tomaszewski, our fabulous beekeeper from Planet Bee Foundation, for volunteering his Sunday afternoon to add a new colony to our school bee hive. Unfortunately our previous colony had died off, which we learned happens commonly … Continue reading

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