Inch by Inch, Row by Row, How does my Garden Grow?
School: Palouse Prairie Charter School
City/State: Moscow, ID
Format(s): Visual arts
Subject(s): English Language Arts, Health and Wellness, Science and Technology, Visual Arts
The Kindergarten Crew focused on plants during their Spring Expedition. The Spring Expedition included two case studies with three guiding questions:
- "What are the characteristics of a plant?"
- "How do plants help us?
- “How do we help plants?"
KinderCREW grew Wisconsin Fast Plants to learn about the parts of a plant and what makes plants different from other living things. Students learned all about the life cycle of plants and what plants need to grow. A science notebook was used to record observations and keep track of everything that was learned.
Next, they learned about plants as food. Students learned how food goes from a seed to the food in a lunchbox. The CREW applied the knowledge they gained in the first case study to grow their own food plants. Vegetable-rich recipes were studied and students collaborated to map a garden for each recipe. They created plant information tags as a final project. The tags feature a VanGogh-style collage on the front and student-written information on the back.
How This Project Can Be Useful
- Vivid examples of high-quality work from very young students
- An excellent model of an expedition and how the guiding questions were explored
- An exciting, hands-on project for young students