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Autumn Learning & Fun in the Garden!

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Student Days in the Garden, Kitchen and Around the Table

Monday, September 9th  

  • 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Garden Pesto
    Students will harvest herbs and vegetables from our garden, make pesto and add it to cooked pasta for a healthy, delicious snack. The Indian Cup Plant leaves will be introduced as “plates” to the youngest students. We will touch upon composting. We will also sample a wide variety of tomatoes along with the pesto. An introduction to fractions is a way we will use math concepts in everyday learning for our students. Tomatoes will be cut into thirds, pesto recipes will include 1/3 measurements, kids will be in three groups - all to incorporate as many different content areas as possible while in the garden.

Monday, September 23rd

  • 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Seed Saving
    Students will participate in Seed Saving for next spring. We will harvest tomatoes, cut them, dig out the seeds, place seeds in cups and add water. After a few days the seeds will fully ferment, and we will separate the seeds from the “goo” for drying, saving and planting.

Monday, September 30th

  • 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Three Sisters Garden
    Students will revisit the Three Sisters Garden and its squash, beans and corn plants. Students will harvest the three vegetables and make relish to be enjoyed inside a corn tortilla.

Monday, October 7th 

  • 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. 
    Native American Harvest Feast Day - Grade 5

Monday, October 14th

  • 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Apple Sensory Day
    Apple Day! Students will sample a variety of apples, use all 5 senses to appreciate their apples, make apple butter and cornmeal rolls and then deliver a sampling to other grades and classes who are not in the garden. We are planning to have these garden “treats” available at conferences for parents to enjoy!

Monday, November 4th

  • 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Bread Making / Preserving

The Bakers Dozen, Spheres, Triangles and Squares: bake geometric shapes of bread and biscuits.
In the Garden: preserving, weighing and measuring.

Please note-on any given day teachers may choose from the following garden activities to share with their students: 

  • gathering seeds
  • spreading mulch 
  • cutting down overgrown plants 
  • general fall clean-up