Oakview "Kinder" Garden
The Oakview “Kinder-Garden” would benefit our school as well as our local community in many different ways. The proposed garden would consist of two raised beds placed in a courtyard in view of both of the kindergarten classrooms in our building. The children would see the progress of the plants from seeds started inside the classroom all the way to planting outdoors and yielding produce. Aside from the life science aspect of the project, teachers would also be able to discuss the purpose of the garden. It serves as an excellent opportunity to introduce the idea of why it is important to help feed members of the community who are hungry. Rather than discussing the concepts of poverty and hunger the kids would have an active role in the solution to same. While the garden is primarily a kindergarten project, it will be open to all grade levels for study or discussion in support of the common core and an interdisciplinary curriculum. The garden would support mathematics in terms of patterns and geometry as well as language arts, health and social studies. Our school distributes food to more than fifty families each week. The “Kinder-Garden” would act as a bridge between giving and understanding and put fresh vegetables on family tables.
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