Project Title: Garden as a classroom
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Fall Garden

By: ACS2011

Mrs. Parsons' 2nd grade class participated in a thematic unit about natural resources. As a class discussed, researched and discovered how natural resources work together to produce other natural resources. We culminated our unit by planting and caring for a class garden.

Using the net books we researched the type of plants that would grow in the state of Florida during the fall months. We then voted on the ones that we would include in our class garden. On a Saturday morning, children were invited to join me at the Home Depot store, where we shopped for soil, seeds, props, and a watering can.

The following Monday all students helped to plant the garden. We weeded the area and filled it with new potting soil. We then planted green beans, tomatoes, radishes, broccoli, and carrots. Each afternoon we would take a walk and go out and water our garden.

While our garden was growing we were busy charting the natural resources that our garden was using to grow. We discovered that to grow a garden we needed natural resources: water, sunshine, air and soil to grow other natural resources such as vegetables.

The class learned a great deal about how we need to care for all natural resources because we need them to live and they need each other to produce new natural resources.

[image] Garden-Nov

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[image] Garden-March

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[image] Garden-students-March

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