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  • MS 326 Writers Today & Leaders
  • New York, NY
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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The members of the gardening group are a diverse group of minority students of Hispanic and African descent. They are a combination of twelve 8th and 7th graders who signed up to work in the school garden three times a week after school. Twice a month they attend trips outside the school community to various community organizations who have gardens, parks etc. I want my students to get as much outdoor exposure as possible so I have them work in the schools front lawn as well. Last year we cleared different areas of the lawn and planted various flowers. They are eager to learn more about planting and look forward to seeing results as what they plant begins to grow. In the classroom, the students have worked on science projects that test the various minerals of soil and soil enhancement methods. What they learn in gardening transfers back to their understanding on science, thus making them better students.

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The members of the gardening group are a diverse group of minority students of Hispanic and African descent. They are a combination of twelve 8th and 7th graders who signed up to work in the school garden three times a week after school. Twice a month they attend trips outside the school community to various community organizations who have gardens, parks etc. I want my students to get as much outdoor exposure as possible so I have them work in the schools front lawn as well. Last year we cleared different areas of the lawn and planted various flowers. They are eager to learn more about planting and look forward to seeing results as what they plant begins to grow. In the classroom, the students have worked on science projects that test the various minerals of soil and soil enhancement methods. What they learn in gardening transfers back to their understanding on science, thus making them better students.

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