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Aspire Firestone Academy

Poems, Powered by Soil at Aspire Firestone

This activity kept Firestone students engaged, moving and thinking! First, I placed 4 different soil samples and some supplies on 4 separate tables ( a paper bag, 6 pencils and about 26-30 small pieces of paper big enough to write one word). I then covered them with a towel. I explained they would be looking,…

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Manure Talk at Aspire Firestone

Today the students walked into a smelly garden. It was a familiar smell for some, easily identified by a taboo word “poop”.  Not just any old poo, but what is called manure from specific animals.  Today we learned that using manure in the garden has numerous benefits. Manure is packed with nutrients tha plants need…

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Aspire Firestone Asks “What’s Climate all About?”

Knowing what grows best in your climate is crucial to growing a successful garden. Today the kids from Firestone learned what climate is, what climate we are living in, and how we have basically two growing seasons here in Southern California.  We read the information from several different seed packages to determine whether the seeds…

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Harvest Salad at Aspire Firestone

The kids have been so excited for this day. Not because our session was ending, but because they were going to get to harvest, wash, chop and mix a grand salad.  Kids love to help cook, but just don’t get too many opportunities to do so. With our updated work space and sink, making a…

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