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Baby Carrots for Lunch! January 27, 2011

Filed under: Kindergardeners in the Garden — gardenexplorer1 @ 3:22 am

Room Five will soon harvest baby carrots for the lunch program. Thanks, Room 5 gardeners!


Kinder-Gardeners Harvest a Healthy Lunch! January 14, 2011

Filed under: 2010-2011 school year,Kindergardeners in the Garden — gardenexplorer1 @ 2:51 pm
With all the rain that came over the winter break, the garden was wild this month! Room five pulled more naughty mint that grew and harvested radishes! Once the radishes were washed, they were bagged for Banyan Catering, the catering company who supplies our hot lunch. Tess Brown, co-owner of Banyan Catering came to room five to accept the harvest and was presented with a poster that the children proudly made in an attempt to get credit for growing the radishes. She will use the radishes in a salad for next Monday’s hot lunch and will put the poster up on the window behind the volunteers that serve lunch in the aftercare room so that all who come will know that Room Five cared enough about their friends to make sure they had a healthy lunch.
(Thank you to Michelle Hackney for this post!)

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Room 2 and 11 Buddies Weed the Garden October 25, 2010

Children in Rooms 2 and 11, and Rooms 5 and 11 will be buddying up this year to make square foot vegetable gardens to donate to our food service program. Fifth grade students from Mrs. Feitelberg’s class will be helping kindergarden buddies in two different classes plant, grow and cook veggies which will be used as part of our wonderful, fresh food service program.

Last week, Parents and a Grandparent from Rooms 2 and 11 got together to help students weed the garden, coming away with dirty hands and joyful hearts.



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Kindergarteners Plant Seeds! November 18, 2009

Kindergarteners planted their square foot gardens with a variety of seeds in November. Each child has one square foot in which to plant and grow weeds, as well as a central area in which the whole class will plant seeds together. Children planted radish seeds, lettuce, carrots, turnips, arugula and beets in their own square foot plots. In the communal area, the classes planted brocolli, collards, beets, turnips, cauliflower, and other cool season winter crops.


Kindergarten Square Foot Gardens

Mrs. Hawke and Manguil’s and Ms. Schultz’s kindergarteners measured out square foot garden plots with the help of two middle schoolers from High Tech Middle Media Arts and several wonderful parents. Kindergarteners used rulers and pencils to measure the length of their plots, and then stretched string across the garden, which the middle schoolers secured with nails and staple guns.


Herb Garden Buddies

Mr. Sarda’s kindergarteners and Mrs. Feitelberg’s fourth graders are buddies. This year, they will be learning about herbs during their buddy time. They wll be ┬áplanting and caring for our herb garden, and using the herbs to make lots of things from spagetti to sachets to herbal ointment. During their first buddy time, the fourth graders helped their buddies notice details in the leaves, stems and flowers of our garden herbs. They drew pictures and wrote the names of herbs in their garden journal, and used their other senses, such as smell and touch, to learn abou the herbs.