This week’s theme is butterflies. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond.
Students will consider things they might be afraid of in the garden, then write a letter to that plant or animal.
- Love Letters To Nature Lesson Plan (quick view as .pdf)
After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can’t take any more and she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the backyard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something
A poetic, beautifully illustrated book by Alexandria Giardino, inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904–1973). Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope. The story is a simple ode to a vegetable
Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie
Recipes for a Successful School Garden simplifies the process of planning and running an elementary school garden while following a year’s curriculum of a seasoned 20 year old school garden. The book highlights the successes and lessons learned and is a resource for parent volunteers and teachers looking to plan, garden, teach and cook outdoors in
The class will plan, plant, and grow a garden based on a piece of children’s literature.
- Literacy Beds lesson plan (quick view as .pdf)