Posts by Lisa Friedman York

Artists in the Yorkdale Elementary Garden

For the first time ever at Yorkdale Elementary School, TK and Kindergarten classes experimented with watercolors to paint their favorite fruit or vegetable in the garden. This class was especially inspiring for children to express their creativity while creating gorgeous Still Life art pieces. Teachers were thrilled letting me know these paintings will go home…

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Beans are good for your Heart

A rainy day soundtrack of thunder and lightning did not hinder Yorkdale Elementary Tk, 4th & 5th graders from learning all about the parts of a seed. We began our class seated in a circle upon the floor in a large muti purpose room with focused students entranced in an exercise we dubbed, Parts of…

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Curious Yorkdale Bean Sprouts

First Graders are kinda like little bean seedlings, sprouting creativity and eager to learn, reaching for warm autumn sun, putting their roots deep into the soil, their embryo coat burst with curiosity of gardening germinating rainbow colors in pages of their garden journals. ¬†Utilizing their 5 senses, they listen to hummingbirds, two finger touch fuzzy…

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Rockin’ the Haiku: In Mt. Washington, CA

Feeling and testing soil samples of sand, silt, clay and loam became a science experiment for Third graders at Mt. Washington Elementary School. The young scientists soon discovered these results: well drained planting beds receiving plenty of water with sun and shade allowed this garden soil to be a lovely loamy paradise growing healthy kale,…

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