Learning Science Through Gardening
- Project Type:
- In Classroom
- Project Subject:
- Project Location:
- Albuquerque, NM
- Project's School:
- Navajo Elementary School
- Project's Owner:
- Stephanie D.
- Project Description:
Please help us get some gardening supplies! Science is so important in early childhood! I am hoping to provide my cute, sweet little Kindergarten students with some hands-on gardening.
I teach 23 wonderful, intelligent, eager-to-learn, inquisitive, creative Kindergarten children in a high-poverty area of New Mexico. Our school is Title One and serves 100% free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students are English Language Learners (ELL's).
My Project: Children learn by doing, which is why it is essential to give them hands-on experimenting experiences. Throughout our year, I incorporate science, as it is an easy and fun way to roll literacy, writing, math all into one, along with studying the world around us.
My students love to garden, and are even more excited to take home the plants they've grown. This encourages them to experiment with gardening at home. We have a sandy desert around us, so gardening takes much practice, knowledge and care. Each spring, my students plant vegetables and flowers to take home to someone they love. This is a wonderful experience and my students enjoy writing in their science journals each day about the changes that occur before their eyes.
Unfortunately, the dwindling budget has prevented me from being able to purchase the expensive supplies I need! I feel this is an essential experience for young children and am grateful for your help!
Thank you for making sure my students have hands-on, fun science experiences year after year. You are making a difference in the lives of very sweet and deserving children by helping them to make sense of the world around them while enticing them and helping them formulate questions and find answers!