Last year students in Room 29 planted carrots. These carrots grew and grew and grew. This year's students in Room 29 got to dig them up. Thank you to the mom who volunteered and took them home and cleaned them up before the class got eat them.
Today's lesson was about plant propagation. We learned that making more plants can occur not only from seeds, but from other sources such as cuttings. Thanks to Ms. Silvia, who earlier in the year cut Milk Weed and put the end of the cuttings in water. The ends developed roots. We planted them behind the 5th grade rooms 1 and 2. Plus, we planted some in the Native Garden. We also were given by Ms. Silvia, some succulents that had developed some roots and we planted them in pots to plant later.
Learning how to identify plants by their leaves is important. Knowing what plants we don't want in our garden and which ones we do want was one of our goals today. We are cleaning up our garden and pulling weeds (the plants we don't want). Weeds take nutrients and water away from the plants we want to keep.
We also put fresh flowers in the planters outside of rooms 33 and 34. These flowers are calls Chrysanthemums.
Eager 4th grade students met in the Vintage Gardens to learn more about the 4th Grade Garden Club and the rules. Rules are: Enjoy nature, leave the garden nicer than when you arrived, put back any tools or gloves you borrowed, and don't eat anything without permission of an adult.
We looked around the garden who is ready to some TLC.
Vintage's 4th Grade Garden Club will use a digital camera, computer, and/or an iPad and to photograph and journal what is happening on campus regarding gardening, school beautification, nature and more.