Vermont School Garden

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

Fifth Graders Revisit the All School Garden

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Using all of their senses to explore and remember.

Using all of their senses to explore and remember.

We met indoors during morning greeting and shared what we thought we might find in the garden now that we were back in school. I asked students to use as many of their senses as possible to explore when we moved from the indoor to the outdoor classroom. There was so much to discover: the crunch of fresh kale when you bite into it, the prickliness of cucumber leaves, the yellows and oranges, purples and reds of the flowers, the yummy combination of flavors when you make a raspberry-kale wrap, the whispered secrets of the leaves when the wind moves through them, the smell of green!

sharing what we noticed in the gardenpepper planters in June

Pepper munchers in September. Pepper planters in June.

pepper munchers in September

butterfly garden

butterfly garden

checking out the butterfly garden

checking out the butterfly garden

Raspberry kale wrap

Raspberry kale wrap

Three kinds of kale

Who woulda thought most of this class needed to munch on fresh kale while debriefing?

Who woulda thought most of this class needed to munch on fresh kale while debriefing?

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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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