A blog about the garden based learning that's happening at Marquez Charter School in Pacific Palisades, CA.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ms. Connor's Class Graphs Vegetables and Plants
In today's garden lesson, Ms. Connor's class discussed their favorite vegetables and made a colorful bar graph. They reviewed the parts of the vegetables that they eat, e.g. flower and stem of broccoli, root of carrot. They wrote about the graphing in their journals. They then planted seeds of radish, lettuce and carrots in the Peter Rabbit Garden. They observed that lettuce seeds are tiny. We discussed that we cover tiny seeds with just a little bit of soil. The children then watered their seeds. The lettuce seeds should germinate in 7-14 days. We finished the lesson with tastings of carrots and tomatoes. (As always, we taught half the class at a time.) Thanks to Mrs. Vander Veen for volunteering.