Kinder-Garden - sowing the seeds of learning
The Kinder Garden will provide the opportunity for the children to participate in hands on, real world gardening experiences which correspond to our Living Things Science Unit as well as teaching them responsibility, observation skills and cause and effect. Students will be able to practice speaking and listening, as they will be able to learn about and discuss plants and nature in a convenient location that helps maximize the effective use of all of the space at Ben Franklin. The Kinder Garden will continue the engaging, hands-on nature of the other garden at the school, but will allow students to plant and harvest edible plants to be studied and enjoyed.
Students will be able to plant, cultivate and maintain a garden. Various types of plants will be included that will highlight colors, textures, smells and tastes. All students in kindergarten (100) will participate in whole-class and small group activities to plant, monitor and harvest simple crops including lettuce, tomatoes, herbs and more. Students will discuss the plant lifecycle, plant parts and other scientific concepts located in the kindergarten curriculum.
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