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October

Introduce students to cabbage and how they grow.

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Teach students about changing seasons and the season of autumn. Students create a leaf spinner and record daily temperatures.

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Introduce students to pumpkins and how they grow. Use a pumpkin seed activity to practice sorting and counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

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Continue teaching students about the parts of plants and their functions. Use the garden to teach a hands-on plant based activity.

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Text and photographs introduce the stems of trees and plants, including information on how they grow, along with their uses.