Why the Garden?
The Children need to know about plants, soils, and insects. We not
only read and write about it, but we go outside and make observations
and engage in hands-on learning.
In the fall, we learn about our five senses in the garden as we see,
smell, touch, and listen to things in the garden. Later, when we
talk about the past and learn about the Pilgrims, we plant turnips
to grow during the winter.
What do they do in the Garden?
The Children dig in the dirt, plant seeds, and watch them grow.
Later, we harvest the turnips and eat them and share them with
our friends. In the spring, we prepare the soil and plant vegetables.
We water our plants. We watch the birds and insects in our garden.
We measure our plants. We compare our plants. We read about
our plants and write about them. In May, we shuck corn and snap
beans and then we enjoy eating vegetables at our party.