Posts tagged ‘Schoolyard’

July 28th, 2012

Butterfly Garden Success!

Was so excited to find six (clearly visible) Monarch Catepillars in school native plant pollinator garden! The blue circles highlight 3 of the caterpillars. They were on the orange butterfly milkweed and swamp milkweed. Can’t wait to share with teachers and use as an outdoor lab with students on butterfly life cycle. Will probably need [...]


Gardens Grow Minds: Schools as Green Educator Author Mary Quattlebaum’s new article discusses value of school gardens and highlights a native plant pollinator garden I have had worked on. Mary’s new book is Jo MacDonald Had a Garden is a lovely book for young children to sing along with. Dawn Publications has many books that [...]


November 19th, 2011

Art in the Garden!

Our school’s Art Teacher, Miss Chiddo introduced the 2nd grade class to art of Georgia O”Keefe and then asked the class to do their own paintings of the fall flowers in the school garden. 


November 19th, 2011

School Garden Ecosystem

The 5th graders at our school recently studied how different parts of an ecosystem interact in our school’s native plant pollinator garden.  They were very engaged in dentifying  producers, consumers, decomposers and examples of symbiois.   During their exploration they found our resident praying mantis who has been in the garden since school began.  They named him [...]


Here is the progression over 3 years! 3 Years Later July 2011


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