March 2nd & 3rd grade’s garden days
3/30/2023 1:15 pm
February 16th 2nd grade garden day
2/19/2023 8:14 pm
Note from our Garden Teacher Elanie: During Garden Day students participated in a discussion about ecosystems and the decomposers that are working hard to create a nutrient rich environment. I showed them my new worm farm and I think they were intrigued. I let them explore red wriggler worms, roly poly bugs, and snails on soil filled trays at their tables. It is always interesting to watch what happens shortly after I put the trays down. For most kids, it is like a magnet drawing them in to the middle of the table. They could hold the critters or just observe them on the tray. We discussed the weather and the planting of red la soda potatoes in their garden. We are having a contest between 2nd and 3rd grade when it comes to potato growing. Each bed was planted with 20 seed potato pieces. The number of eyes on each seed potato chunk was recorded on a craft stick and labeled in the garden. The 3rd grade garden has its first sprout after being planted on February 3. In May, we will harvest and count the number of potatoes harvested as well as the total pounds. One of the questions that we have is whether or not the number of eyes on a potato chunk has anything to do with the potato yield from that plant.
January 19th 2nd grade garden day
1/27/2023 5:32 pm
While in the garden today students observed live strawberry plants and fresh strawberries with hand lenses. The students helped to turn the soil in several beds and added fertilizer to get them ready for next months potatoes.Some groups helped to plant tulip bulbs in the butterfly gardens.
January 5th 3rd grade garden day
1/27/2023 4:40 pm
While in the garden today students observed live strawberry plants and berries. They recorded their observations on their record sheet. The students helped with the clean up after the freeze. It is important for them to see what happens after a prolonged freeze and to see the decomposition. Also it is important for them to know that our gardens will sprout again with new seeds very soon. One group planted new turnip seeds. Two other groups removed the dried sunflowers and we harvested the seeds from them to be replanted at a later date. Other groups removed dead/decomposing plants and tilled the soil.
2nd & 3rd grade harvesting Dec. 9, 2022
12/23/2022 6:03 pm
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November 18th 2nd grade garden day
11/26/2022 1:33 pm
November 3rd-3rd grade
11/9/2022 8:27 am
In November students are learning about our Texas State Flower: the bluebonnet! Students studied the life cycle of the bluebonnet and how to identify the plant at all stages. Each student had a bluebonnet seed taped to their paper to take home to plant in their own yard. The students looked at bluebonnet plants and explored their physical characteristics.
While most of our classes had garden day inside, Mrs. Chien's class was able to go outside after Field Day was over and they harvested many of your awesome radishes. They were all different shapes and sizes. We planted more radish seeds. We also saw some bluebonnet sprouts coming up in multiple beds in the garden area!
October 20th-3rd grade garden day
10/26/2022 5:01 pm
October 6th -2nd grade garden day
10/25/2022 8:42 am
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