The 2nd and 5th graders have been hard at work in the garden for the past five weeks. The 2nd grade classes have been focusing on the themes of camouflage and fossils both in the classroom and in the garden. The kids went on a camouflage butterfly hunt, examined the garden for lady bugs and preying mantids, and even made camouflaged masks that helped them blend into their favorite garden spots. Try and find our students hidden in the broccoli rabe!
On top of camouflaging with the garden, the 2nd graders have also been learning about fossils and conducting in their own fossil excavations as paleontologists in the garden! The children were each able to excavate their own homemade fossil from the soil and record their findings like real scientists.
The 5th grade students finished up their final garden classes as students at 24th Street Elementary this week. On top of building beautiful pea trellises out of bamboo and twine, the 5th graders also helped to design, amend and plant over 40 strawberry plants into the new berry patch!
The departure of the 5th grade students this week is bittersweet, but we know they will enter middle school as the top environmental stewards of their class!