More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Help me give my students all of the tools necessary to work in our garden.
I am a primary Montessori teacher in a Title I school and have 22 very curious 3 to 6 year old children in my class. Since this is a Montessori classroom, I have the advantage of keeping the same children in my class for a three year cycle. Students start with me as three year olds and leave when they enter first grade. We come from a small town with a low socioeconomic background.
My students come from a small, rural community.
Many of my students come from farming families, and come to school with this knowledge. They are incredibly interested in gardening and animals. We love to explore outdoors.
My students enjoy working in our garden boxes outside. We spend a lot of time outdoors learning as we grow. My students and I would love to have a cabinet to store our gardening tools outside near the garden boxes. Over the years, many of our garden tools are in need of replacing as well.
My students learn so much from gardening!
We make observations from the seed stage and throughout the growing process. Our older students make journals charting the growth that they see in the garden. After all plants have grown, children enjoy making books about their gardening experience. Children also enjoy tasting the vegetables that we grow as a snack. Many times children are surprised to enjoy vegetables, because they put the work into gardening.
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