Thursday, February 25, 2016

Seeing Our Plan come to Life

Today was the day... we were able to bring our garden plans to life!  My dad took all the ideas together and built our gardens on sight.  Students took turns watching and asking questions as they were being assembled.  After they were done, we picked the best place for them to be so the sun would hit them.  Next week planting!  Be sure to check back often to watch our garden grow.

Friday, February 19, 2016

More from the Cool Aid Corner...

All about Plant Parts

Cash reporting on the parts of a plant and their jobs...

Audrey reporting on plant parts and their jobs...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SCIENCE is blooming

We are so excited to get started on creating our first grade gardens.  Thank you to Mrs. Whilden for getting us 5 pallets.  Today we started planning what to do next.

I gave the students 2 problems, and asked them to create a diagram that would show us how to use the pallets to make a garden.

1. We had to keep the ground from flooding.
2. We had to provide a way to keep the squirrels from eating the seeds.

A few ideas the kids have were...

Samuel said "put food around the gardens to act as a distraction for the squirrels"

Joshua said "use mice traps and put a caution sign up so that kindergartners don't step on them"

Audrey said "raise the pallets on a stand to keep the water moving"

A few though we needed to spray with the Cayenne Pepper Spray.

Here are a few of examples of the plans that students came up with.  In addition, we met as a class and came up with the best of all plans.  We are excited to have my dad come build what we have drawn.  Be sure to check back for more details as we watch our gardens grow.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

More from the Cool Aid Corner!

Book reviews and reports on living and non-living... you don't want to miss these special reports!  In case you can't open from the blog, I am linking the you tube address.