Hello again & Happy Weekend! So... my last post was the beginning of my School Gardens 101 series in which I discussed finding funding for your garden. Today I'm going to talk about the five W's, and I'm going to start with... WHY? Why you want to begin a gardening program is central to your mission. Understanding… Continue reading School Garden 101, part two
So... this article was intended to be published last week. What happened? Rock-n-Roll is what happened. That's right. Rock-n-Roll. Let me explain. I'm a huge classic rock fan, and one of my all time favs is (drum roll please)... Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I LOVE them! I first saw them at the El Paso County… Continue reading School Garden 101
I grew up with parents that were raised in the country. My father's family absolutely depended on their garden in order to eat. I, on the other hand, was raised on military bases in different parts of the world, but whenever we were stateside, my parents gardened. As the youngest, I often didn't have to… Continue reading Gardening with kids
Have you ever felt that getting your students to think outside of the box is like pulling teeth? Some kids either just don't know how or they are afraid of being "wrong". Today, I'm going to share with you a strategy that I just sort of stumbled upon that has become my absolute favorite to… Continue reading Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills with Sorting Activities
Hey y'all!! Why am I so happy you ask? Because spring is just around the corner in my little neck of the woods. I know it's still February, but the daffodils are blooming, the trees are starting to leaf out, and the frogs are a-croaking. Pretty soon, the bluebonnets are going to start popping up… Continue reading Teaching about plants…getting started.