Our Class Garden
The students in Mrs. Rex’s class are the proud caretakers of the Manorhaven garden near the playground. Each year Mrs. Rex’s students have planted perennials and tended to the garden. Caring for the garden is chock full of learning experiences.
Working in the garden, students learn:
the difference between perennials and annuals
the stages of plant growth from planting seeds to the end of the plant’s season
the value of different insects in the garden
to determine what is of value and what is not within the gardenpride and responsibility in their work
The garden also provides opportunities for authentic writing. The students keep garden journals and record the different observations throughout the season. Also, poetry is a natural follow up to the beauty and life within the garden. We read about plants and nature and produce our own as well.