The second graders’ Ancestral Gardens are sprouting! Ms. McCall’s and Ms. Endoso’s second graders took their garden journals out into the garden on November 18 to measure and draw the plants that have sprouted up in the garden. The tallest plants — peas, artichokes and fennel — are about four inches tall. The shortest plants — beets and carrots — are less than an inch. In the classroom, the second grade teachers designed an activity to encourage the students to think deeply about the work of a Horticulturist. They thought about the tools, activities, vocabulary and end results of a horticulturist’s work. They learned that horticulturists must pay close attention to details of plant growth. Students paid equally close attention to their plants as they drew the details of the plants growing in their garden bed.
Second Grade Gardeners Measure their Plants January 2, 2009