Journal in the garden.

Journal in the garden.

October

In the Gardens

  • Celebrate harvest with produce from the Legacy Gardens.
  • Harvest sunflowers for Vincent Van Gogh inspired paintings.
  • Pick lavender from the Magic Garden to make into soap.
  • During winter months, garden beds are not assigned to a specific classroom. Look to the fall/winter garden map for ideas on what to plant.
  • Journal in the gardens. At the beginning of journaling activities it is a good idea to encourage use of the senses to develop keen observational skills.
  • Visit the Wildlife Habitat to look for signs of fall.
  • Visit the pumpkin patch in the Multicultural Garden.
  • Learn about plant structure by studying decomposing plant matter using magnification loupes. Continue this study through the winter.

Garden Maintenance

  • Harvest and clean out Legacy beds, turn soil, and add compost.

Class Plans for the Garden

Kindergarten

  • Harvest Legacy Garden: Seeds We Eat
  • Patterns In Nature* lessons begin
  • Plant winter greens or cloche garden
  • All School Garden Work Day 4th Friday of the month

1st Grade

  • Harvest Legacy Garden: Roots
  • Plant cover crop, or greens or mulch bed
  • All School Garden Work Day 4th Friday of the month

2nd Grade

  • Harvest Legacy Garden: Stone Soup
  • Continue with Stone Soup
  • Plant cover crop, or greens or mulch bed
  • All School Garden Work Day 4th Friday of the month

3rd Grade

  • Harvest Legacy Garden: Pizza
    • Pizza Lesson with all 3rd grade
  • Begin Phenology in Native Habitat
  • All School Garden Work Day 4th Friday of the month

4th Grade

  • Harvest Legacy Garden: 3 sisters
  • Plant cover crop, or greens or mulch bed
  • All School Garden Work Day 4th Friday of the month

5th Grade

  • Harvest Legacy Garden: Salsa
  • Plant cover crop, or greens or mulch bed
  • All School Garden Work Day 4th Friday of the month

*=Lesson Binder with descriptions available in the OLG supply closet

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