Field reports from

Magnolia Avenue Elementary

Our Lush and Abundant Garden

The garden at Magnolia Ave is sprouting up some great colors. Check out the butterfly that came to visit!

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Our Scholarly Best

Working hard in our Magnolia Avenue Elementary garden, using our scientific and artistic skills.

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Parts of a Plant

First we diagram and label the parts of a plant – Roots, Stem, Leaves and Flowers. Then, we get to explore those parts in real time using our investigative skills, including drawing and labeling.

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Garden Riches

Our garden at Magnolia Avenue Elementary has been very happy, producing exciting surprises and treats. From learning about root vegetables by growing sweet potatoes to watching the growing difference of vine sweet peas and the roundness of a cabbage head. Plus the taste tests!

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Garden Investigation

The second-grade class at Magnolia started their garden rotation got a chance to investigate the garden and document their finding based on: Today in the Garden, I can see…; I can smell…; I can feel…

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Week to Week Charting Growth at Magnolia

Students at Magnolia Avenue Elementary have put their math skills to work in the garden. Every week students measure growth of their plants, recording height in inches and how many leaves, in order to chart the plant’s rate of growth.     We’ve also starting tasting the garden with our winter crops of various greens.

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Sense Exploration at Magnolia Avenue Elementary

Garden students at Magnolia Avenue Elementary learn using four of their senses (sight, touch, smell and hearing), to learn in the garden. Both hands-on in the garden (feeling and smelling plants) and table work (exploring different seeds), offer students opportunity to be creative in their learning.    

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Math Skills in the Garden + Art as Deterrent?

Students at Magnolia Avenue Elementary put their math skills to use for garden learning. Taking weekly measurements allows students to chart the rate of growth of both plants they’ve started from seed plus existing plants.   Students also started an art and deterrent experiment (think scare crow for squirrels) to see what we need to…

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Getting to Know the Garden

With the start of a new garden rotation at Magnolia Avenue Elementary, students got the opportunity to explore their new leaning environment. Using guiding statements, students journaled their findings while using their sense of sight, smell and feel. Students also planted new seeds to start their garden journey. We look forward to watching and learning,…

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Measuring Growth in the Garden

Using our math, observation and documentation skills, we have been learning about growth in the garden at Magnolia Avenue Elementary. We collect data weekly, measuring height and width of the plants, and record the results, using our writing and drawing skills. We also chart the growth weekly to better understand the rate of plant growth….

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