Walton Education Foundation

We would like to continue our garden work. One of the students highlights throughout the year was to benefit from planning, organizing, and growing seeds to plant (flowers, vegetables, and fruit). The kids are always wanting to take part in the gardening ... useful for class as well as real life.

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Growing Minds!

School:
Dune Lakes Elementary School 
Subject:
Teaching Quality 
Teacher:
Sheila Heller 
Students Impacted:
100 
Grade:
Date:
October 14, 2020

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The Alys Foundation - $650.00

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Goal

We would like to continue our garden work. One of the students highlights throughout the year was to benefit from planning, organizing, and growing seeds to plant (flowers, vegetables, and fruit). The kids are always wanting to take part in the gardening ... useful for class as well as real life. 

 

What will be done with my students

This is a full year continuous project.
We will map out the garden. Decide where to plant our vegetables and fruits. We talk about plants that help other plants. We talk and create a space for our pollinators. We test the soil content and make adjustments to it minerals (like our own bodies). The students water the plants and take care of the garden the entire year.
I want them to understand the importance of real world experience as well as being nurturers within the community.

Each Second grade teacher will prep with their own students. We each be responsible for the entire garden, taking turns with watering and feeding the soil. I will be in charge of the scheduling. 

 

Benefits to my students

The students will learn the importance of planning and organizing. They will be able to see the benefits of watering, sun, and vitamins given to our garden. They will be able to experience the wonder of pollinators and the importance of attracting them. They will be able to actually reap what they sow. It will also be a great opportunity for them to see how the weather and climate affects nature, and how we are stewards of the earth. 

 

Budget Narrative

Kids gloves ... for protection and cleanliness
live plants ... for herbs in winter and the excitement of a garden
indoor greenhouse kit ... to aid with plants needing help from cold
seeds for late winter ... living in Florida allows us to begin gardening
live plants (late winter) ... to have something to care for as seeds begin to grow (visually exciting)
soil ... to replenish
mulch ... for warmth and water absorption
germination station ... each class will be able to begin growing some plants by seed in the classroom to plant later
seeds for germination ... the seeds to place germination kit
garden plant labels 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 kid gloves (non-disposable bulk for entire grade) $120.00
2 live plants (herbs for winter) $50.00
3 indoor greenhouse kit (preplanting) $45.00
4 seeds for late winter (fruit/veggie/flower) $15.00
5 live plants (late winter) $50.00
6 soil $50.00
7 mulch $50.00
8 germination station (6-1per class) $240.00
9 seeds for germinating $20.00
10 garden plant labels $10.00
  Total: $650.00

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