Where will they start?
Where will they start? Garden bed measurements, indoor garden creations for prototype testing, sign and stake creations in art class for planning..... Two of our parents, Emily Jacobi and Jackie Sprague were awarded $2000 dollars to begin a garden project at Drummond Elementary. They worked with an automatic watering system, created raised garden beds, and worked with each grade level in the garden to learn about the joys of gardening.
This year, Mrs. Jacobi continues to join us as we stemitize the garden. The computer program www.growveg.com will help students research plants for when to sow, plant, and harvest. What do plants need? Do they need sun, or shade? What watering schedules will they need? How will students determine what plants will grow best where?
Students will also need to determine how many plants to plant in a plant bed based on the plants recommendations. This PBL (Project Based Learning) assignment includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. It also includes team work. Five 5th-grade classes are going to work together to get the Drummond Garden going, however all grade levels will have a part in utilizing the garden in each of their STEM challenges throughout the school
year. Stay tuned; we are currently installing a live camera so students can view their garden from home. Hopefully, they will be able to see their garden change
over time and watch all of the different animals enjoy the garden, as we do. Of course, this may lead to additional problems to solve.