Archive | December, 2012

Gardens and Magic go together like…

11 Dec

Gardens and magic go together like peanut butter ad jelly.  So when our kindergarten and 1st graders are examining fairy tales and fiction in the classroom, we have fun in the garden by having fairy tale day where we create fairy tales with settings or characters from our garden. 


Here are a few creations from our kindergarten authors:

The Magical Pomegranate


Once upon a time, a little girl was in the Titan Garden. She was picking flowers on a snowy day to give to her mom when she returned home from work. Suddenly, she saw a yellow and black caterpillar and it crawls over to a pomegranate tree. There, she sees a huge, sparkly, rainbow-colored pomegranate. She picks and eats a seed and suddenly she turns into a garden fairy. She spends her fairy day keeping the flowers beautiful and fresh. And she lived happily ever after. The end.


The Very Special Plant

Once upon a time there was a radish named Logan. He grew to be as big as an elephant. One day the monkeys came to the garden and saw Logan the radish. They were so hungry they wanted to eat him but Logan the radish ran away to his car and drove to a town where 100s of radishes like him lived. And they all lived happily ever after in a radish world. The end!


The Magic Wreath


Once upon a time, there was a prince and princess who lived in a kingdom with the most beautiful garden. In the garden, there was a magical wreath. The wreath could turn a person into any animal. The prince and princess would wish to be a deer one day, vipers another day, and then giraffes and tigers on another. Then they would run and play in the forest and have so much fun. They would play all day until the Queen would call them home for dinner. And they lived happily ever after.


The Rainbow Pumpkin Vine

Once upon a time in a forest a king and queen were on a discovery walk. The found a secret garden hidden in the forest and notice a beautiful pumpkin vine. There were many pumpkins and each one was a different color. They picked one that was blue and it tasted like blueberry. They said, “This is good and yummy!” They picked a white pumpkin and it tasted like marshmallow. They picked a pink one and it tasted like strawberry. They took many home and every day they tried a new flavor and lived happily ever after.


Friday in the Garden 11.30.12

10 Dec

Today was a beautiful day to be outside. We made wreaths from items in nature and tried sunflower seeds. My adorable Foxes each wrote their own blogs. Here is today’s experience in their own words. Enjoy. 
The first thing we did was…Make a wreath we loved it. I hope we go again.
First we go the garden. Next we did observation and got flower seeds. Then we switched places. Last we decorated a wreath and a teacher hung it on the fence. 
First we went to the garden and we split the class. On my first one we explored the garden.  Next we had another station. We made a wreath. I love garden days. Bye bye.
(back reads: The garden rocks!)

At the garden. Today we went to the garden. We met adults Mrs. Joanne and Mrs. Patty. Next, we split up to make wreaths. I got to eat…more sunflower seeds. In the garden is Awesome!!
(back reads: our wreath was awesome!!!!!!)

First we went to a table that was filled with nature. Next Ms. Jo Anna said we were going to make a wreath. Then we went over to another part of the garden and saw a dead sunflower and Ms. Jo Anna said they put out their seeds and you could eat them. It was a wonderful day! 
First we went to observe the garden. We saw cauliflower. Next we went to the other side and finished the wreath that the other [part of the] class started. We put the wreath on the fence. I had fun today!

Foxes at the garden. First we went to the garden. We got split up in two. I went with the 2nd group. Next we made a wreath. Then we had the most delicious seed ever in my life!
We went to the garden. It was cold outside a little bit. We made a wreath too. Next we switched groups. Next we observed the garden.
Today we made a Christmas decoration. We made it awesome! We looked eated our plants. We ate seeds.
Firs we explored the garden. Next we split into two groups and they have 8 and 9. I want to go to the garden again. Last we lined up. I want to go to the garden again.

Today we went to the garden. The first thing we did is split up. One of the groups did the wreath. The other group looked at stuff. 

Fall in the Titan Garden

4 Dec

Catching up on posting some pictures from the fall in the Titan Garden- from flowers, to veggies, to kids.