Our first day in the greenhouse - finally! Our class is split into two groups - one goes to the Library to do research on their project while the other group works in the greenhouse. The group that went to the Library first got to choose from a large list of topics ranging from 'good bugs vs bad bugs', 'rainwater vs tapwater' and 'worm composting' to growing specific vegetables and herbs. Not only will students learn research skills (and lots about their chosen topic), but also computer skills (Word, Powerpoint). We love teaching Life Skills!
The other group that went to the greenhouse were asked to start planting the seeds that take the longest to grow. (Umm, and we added 'Cimmaron' Lettuce which apparently grows quickly). Students made rulers out of popcicle sticks to use for measuring depth to sow and space seeds. They got their hands dirty because they first had to add some peat to the soil we purchased. Extra seeds were saved, min-ziplocked, and labelled.