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Help me give my students a garden and show them where their food comes from. From Farm to Table. Thank you!
Hello, We are a SLL (Skills for Living and Learning-Life Skills) self-contained Classroom.
My classroom is filled with students with learning disabilities who are full of life, love to learn and experience new things.
Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school.
When my students arrive to school, I have created a classroom atmosphere of our own learning world free from all outside sources that will try to distract them from learning. Our class serves students with a wide range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, downs syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. A typical student in my class reads on a kindergarten, first or second Grade Level and many struggle with basic phonics and number sense. 95% of our students are African American or Latino. They love to express themselves through creative outlets, especially with hands-on activities. Because our classroom is self-contained, I deliver instruction in all core subjects including science, math, English and history with outdated textbooks and limited access to technology. So I have found creative ways to continue the learning process in our learning world.
My students with disabilities will learn how to build and maintain an urban garden. Each student will be assigned to a specific garden duty and learn how to use the various garden tools. Every student will an opportunity to learn each role of the garden.
The majority of my students live in a food desert where there are limited healthy food choices.
With this urban garden they will learn how to produce healthy food choices in each season and to prepare healthy food dishes. This urban garden will teach my students about differences between raw foods versus cooked foods.
They will learn the farmer's process to produce the food that they eat and buy from the store. Also, they will learn the nutritional value of food that they consume on a daily basis. The students will learn the cost of producing a garden at home instead of buying food in the store.
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