News from the Titan Gardens: Week of October 10, 2011

12 Oct

This is a big week in the Titan Gardens.  We are preparing for our Garden Installation day on Saturday October 15th from 9am-3pm so we will have a busy week of materials delivery and preparations.  I hope many of you will join with students, parents and community members by giving whatever time you can spare to build our new garden areas that will be a lasting resource for our students. 

Plants continue to catch a second wind as cooler temperatures at night allow them to recover from heat during the day.  This means more growth and more flowers.

Titan Garden Activity Ideas

  • Make sure your students know the basics of plant survival- P.L.A.N.T. S. :  Plants need, Light, Air, Nutrients, Thirsty (Water), Soil.  Pick some spots in the garden (in a bed, on a tree branch, on the sidewalk) and have your students tell you if each place fits the PLANTS requirements. 
  • Why not bring your class out to the garden for some reading time?  Mornings are nice and cool and after recess, this is a great place to transition back to class time. 
  • What does a successful habitat need to provide for wildlife? Foods, water, cover for protection, and a place for wildlife to raise young.  Interested in having your students create a schoolyard habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation?  This can be a great year-long project for multiple grades and a satisfying accomplishment for students. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Titan Gardens Installation Day- families, staff and community welcome – October 15, 9am-3pm
  • Fall wildflower stomp-Monday, October 24th during recess times
  • Teacher tour of the garden –October 26th

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