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Friday, October 14, 2011

Weeding and Planting

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. 
- Og Mandino

During our early morning meeting we all took a stroll through the garden to determine what we thought still had to be done. After our walk through the garden we met up and talked about what work was left to do. The students who come up with the lesson plan each week presented the activity to us. Next week we are going to be teaching the kindergarterns and first graders about plant parts. With little cut out plants we will have them “build” a plant on the chalkboard and then review the names. Today we had two groups role play next weeks lessons.

"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them."

Everyone on my shift was disappointed to find out that we would not be having any classes come out today. We still had plenty of work to do though. Katie and Erin carefully transplanted some of the starter plants including kale and lettuce. Carly got to work labeling the sunflowers while I put poles in the pole bean bed. We had a couple of extra workers in the garden today and we all spent a lot of time weeding the wildflower bed, which is very overgrown. Someone also tackled the mess in the shed and organized it.


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