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Garden ABC's

School: Tollgate Elementary

City/State: Aurora, CO

Grade(s): K

Format(s): Book

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science and Technology

Project Overview

Kindergarten students at Tollgate Elementary in Aurora, Colorado participated in a year-long expedition focusing on plants, soil, worms and gardens.

As a culminating project, they created a crew ABC book. Using the process of revision, each student completed several drafts of their writing and the accompanying picture. They used pieces of nature that they collected outside to create each letter at the top of the pages.


How This Project Can Be Useful

  • Highlights a project that allows each student to shine individually in a compilation of work
  • Reinforces the alphabet in three different ways
  • An excellent example of interdisciplinary work incorporating science, art, and writing

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can participate in shared research projects.
  • With support from adults, I can answer questions about things I’ve done or learned about.
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