Category Archives: Garden Class

What’s Cooking in the Outdoor Classroom?

It’s hard to believe winter break is already here!  Our garden has been very fruitful this fall, producing some incredible produce! In our last weeks before winter break, we celebrated our bountiful harvest by cooking. Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade students made … Continue reading

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Kale Chips, Kale Smoothies, or Kale Salad?

Last year our Education Outside Corps Member, Ms. Fung, led our 4th grade students in a kale planting experiment.  This year’s 4th graders just finished conducting a similar experiment, addressing one of three questions: Every student formed a hypothesis and made … Continue reading

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“It feels like a banana!”

For the past several weeks, our kindergarten and 1st grade students have been learning all about worms! Kindergarten students began by going on a creature hunt in the garden. They found plenty of slugs, snails and pill bugs! Next, they … Continue reading

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All the Water in the World!

Our 5th grade students have been learning all about water this fall!  We played a game called “The Water Flows” and learned some startling facts about water consumption: Then we learned just how little of the water on Earth is … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pumpkin

Happy Halloween Everyone!   Last week our garden transformed into a pumpkin patch! Kindergarten and 1st grade students were excited to enter through the spooky garden gate! They searched high and low for “the perfect pumpkin.”  Some were “a little … Continue reading

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Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds!

Our second and third grade students have been learning all about the six plant parts! Third grade students began learning about seeds by dissecting different fruits. Everyone got to take home neat cranberry bean seeds! One student even sprouted the seeds … Continue reading

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Happy Food Day!

Happy National Food Day!  People from all across the country are coming together to celebrate real food and advocate for improved food policies.  To join in the celebration, our second grade students made brassica fried rice!  All of the “quick-cooking” vegetables … Continue reading

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