My students (kiddies) are bright, beautiful, and come from many diverse backgrounds, all of which live in the city of Hapeville. What makes our class so special is that we are an inclusion classroom!
An inclusive classroom is pretty much a general education classroom where students of different abilities are all served in one room.
So not only do we teach our children new ideas and concepts, our children teach us and their friends as well. We don't see having students with special needs in our class as a hurdle or problem, instead, they add to our quilt of learning which makes our classroom that much more fun and unique!
After an engaging lesson with Georgia Organics, my team and I were excited to add gardening to our small group and large group lessons. We discovered that, in addition to reintroducing children to nature, gardening is jammed packed with science, math, literacy and even art concepts that can be so impactful at this age.
To get started, we wanted to make sure we were equipped with books on the topic, tools, and the space for learning to engage the students in a way that would be meaningful and memorable.
First, we selected great literature about growing fruit and vegetables with enticing pictures. Second, we secured 2 planters in our school's garden just for Pre-K. Third, we selected enough tools for a teacher-led group of 8 kids to be able to engage in a small group activity.
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