Third Grade gardeners made signs for the plants in their Kumeyaay garden for the first time this year. Now everyone will know what native plants are in the garden! Here are some of the pictures!
Fifth Graders have set up worm composters as well as thermal composters in our garden this year. They made a sign showing what can and cannot go into the garden. 1st graders also have been studying worms, setting up their own worm composter with Miss Felix, and using worms as a subject for nonfiction and narrative writing. They wrote their own Diary of a Worm entries, after studying the book Diary of a Spider.
Grade Two wrote some fabulous poetry about potatoes — Potatoetry — and wrote it on painted tires. Then they planted potatoes inside the tires! Here’s a link to a guest blog post about the project that I did for National Poetry Month. http://www.ekristinanderson.com/?p=8814
Here are photos of the project.
Hanging Succulent Gardens March 12, 2014
Last year’s 3rd Graders created hanging succulent gardens with the help of Alissa Aldous. Now that the plants are established, we’ve hung them up on the shed and they are lovely! Stop by to check them out — and ask Alissa about her miniature succulent business on Etsy!
Middle School students from High Tech Middle Media Arts, drama teacher Linda Libby, and three parent volunteers spent four hours working hard in our garden. They used power drills and screw drivers to create signs for students to paint words on, sawed bamboo and wood and used post-hole diggers to create fencing for our compost area, weeded garden beds, cleaned up a very messy herb garden, and planted wild flower seeds. We cannot thank them enough. The fruits of their labor will be visible as our garden explodes with growth this spring!
Second Grade’s Ancestor garden has been beautifully abundant. Last month we harvested our foods from Asia — Chinese mustard, onions, Japanese spinach, lemongrass, and more, and made spring rolls and stir fry.