Back to the garden

4F Feb 20-24As the weather starts to turn, there are some spots of green coming up in the garden. Students are excited to see the growth of long dormant seeds and are starting to plan what is to come next.  They have been further motivated by conversations with the canteen about selling them their produce at market value and brought some radishes to be included in the salad bar this week.

On the surface, this sounds kind of simple, but thinking about all the skills that could be integrated into gardening could make the student’s learning really bloom. (oh dear). Research skills to find out values and increase yields, measuring skills, communication with each other and the canteen, service learning to think about what to do with the profits all immediately jump to mind, not to mention the realization of our food supply and the amount of work to get it to our table.

Who knows what will happen between now and the end of the school year, but I think that it is safe to say that more Grade 4s will be going to the garden.

So many photos of the week are here for your viewing pleasure.  Furthermore, please remember to check out and comment your child’s Seesaw to see individual, small group, and whole class examples of learning.

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