Today was wonderful! Me and a fellow 1st grade teacher, along with our classes, have started a garden at our school. I am so excited! Mainly because I know if I don't even do this at home, I can be sure that most of my kiddos have never had this opportunity either! You should've seen them - so eager to learn and help out! We started with a large group lesson - both classes, and each group of partners got to plant a vegetable or flower in a pot a few months ago, those seeds have grown into full grown plants, and today we transferred them to our little garden!!!! We have a wonderful grandpa that helped us till the ground and brought in soil and some plant support stands. He taught the kiddos about planting, watering, etc. I wish my kiddos were as engaged in all our learning as they were today! We are growing pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint leaves, etc. I can't wait to extend this learning for the rest of the year and on into the years to come!!! I love me some outdoor classrooms:)!!!
Oh, you will see my class in all red, and my friend's class all with necklaces on! Our school supports the 7 habits program, a character education program that is AWESOME! We have a dress up day for each of the habits and today was "Synergize" day - we had to all work together and "synergize" to come up with an idea of what we could all wear to be dressed alike! Our class voted on red shirts and blue jeans because we knew that was something we all would have and we wanted everyone to be able to participate! So fun!