Vermont School Garden

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

Measuring the Marigolds: First Grade Work

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close-up marigold seeds

close-up marigold seeds

Using her own experiences as a gardener, first grade teacher, Kathy Hewes helped her class gather marigold seeds to conserve. In addition to saving the seeds from flowers, the class estimated how many seeds they would find in one flower. As the garden class moved into the school building, students were buzzing about big and BIGGER numbers. Look at some of their work below. (click to enlarge)

seed recycling lesson

seed recycling lesson

grade one estimate

How many seeds here?

How many seeds here?

irst grade mathematicians

first grade mathematicians

verifying seed estimates

verifying seed estimates

marigold seed count

marigold seed count

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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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