The Community Garden

It is planting season! Over the late winter and early spring, Mike nursed some seeds to sprout. He shared them with the children by bringing in his sprouts and teaching us about each plant.
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“Wow, a tomato plant smells like an actual tomato!”
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After smelling, gently touching and learning about each plant, we took a walk over to the Community Garden. The Community Garden is a special place to the children at Westside, whether it is story time, weeding time, watering time, planting time or just a stroll through the garden.
Naomi took the liberty of opening the shed with our key and together we assessed which tools we needed.
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Now for the placement of our peppers, thyme, tomatoes, mint and rosemary. Hmmm…
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June 1, 2011. Uncategorized. No Comments.

Gardening at Westside!

The children at Westside love to green the school and the earth!
Mike and a group of children went out yesterday afternoon to do some planting. It has been a week since we have been taking care of our new sod out front and thanks to Mother Nature’s help it looks fantastic!
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I always find it so amazing to work with the children in the garden. They are so keen to learn the names of the plants, learn how to take care of them and always tidy up after we are finished. They take such pride in what they are nurturing.
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By the time we were finished, we had planted hostas out front, virginia creeper along the wall, thyme, speedwell and ivy in the planters.

June 1, 2011. Uncategorized, Classroom life. No Comments.