Vermont School Garden

A visit to a Vermont public school garden through the seasons.

Art and Poetry In the Garden

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sunflower closeupPoet Verandah Porche and Collage Artist, Jeanette Staley

poetry kids in the garden

poetry kids in the garden

poetry writing in the garden

poetry writing in the garden

worked with the summer campers to awaken their senses in the garden. Each child created a garden collage and a poem to express their personal experiences as they walked through the garden. Below are students and teachers hard at work. This will be a two part entry. Their final work is so wonderful, its own blog space will follow in the next entry.

Here are Jeanette and Verandah simultaneously teaching children to express their ideas in two integrated lessons.

Jeanette's art lessonVerandah reading poemsGarden collage

Garden art and poetry example

Garden art and poetry example

Abby's garden collage

Abby’s garden collage

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Author: vermontschoolgarden

I have been an elementary teacher at the Westminster Center School for 30 years. For most of those years, I maintained a garden as part of my teaching curriculum resource. Now I am the Garden Coordinator for all of the Westminster Center School classrooms.

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