3rd Grade Garden is Planted!

12 Nov

Great job 3rd graders! Your garden looks wonderful.

The 3rd grade chose some beautiful leafy plants for their planting bed during the cool season. A beautiful pot of alyssum is growing in the center.

They also created two bamboo tee-pee trellises for their snap pea seeds to climb.

Around the pot are different types of leafy greens like romaine lettuce and swiss chard, herbs like sage and lemon thyme, and other plants like broccoli.

Each class was met by some of the “garden buddies” when they came out to the garden in 10 minute shifts. The children were divided into groups of 3, each with his/her own job: 1 child dug a hole, 1 child removed the plant from the plastic pot and placed it in the hole, 1 child fertilized and filled the hole. Everyone helped mulch, and each child got to plant some snap pea and radish seeds.

The whole project took only one hour, with each class spending 10 minutes outside to plant their allotted plants and seeds. It was an effort in cooperation that left all the kids proud of their accomplishment!

Mrs. Paschall’s class even planned some time to come back out for reading at the picnic tables and enjoying the beautiful weather!


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