Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mr. Lanto's Students Plant

Today some of Mr. Lantos' students planted in the Jeffersonian Garden. They planted two types of peas, Jefferson's favorite vegetables. They also planted some zucchini. Both types of vegetables will be harvested before the end of school. Peas are generally cool season vegetables and zucchini is a warm season vegetable.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ms. Gardner's Students Plant in Their Garden Bed

On March 2 Ms. Gardner's fourth graders planted in their garden bed after voting for their favorite vegetables. Broccoli, peas, carrots, tomatoes, kale, lettuce and cucumbers were popular. The students differentiated between cool season and warm season vegetables.

The students worked cooperatively in three groups to weed, amend the soil and plant. This allowed smaller groups for the math lesson.

The students planted a tomato seedling as well as seeds of peas, carrots, lettuce and nasturtiums. They also planted chocolate mint, thyme and parsley seedlings.

Their homework is to monitor the seeds and determine when each variety germinates.

Planting seeds