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YOKA students use their 5 senses in the garden!

Towards the end of October, YOKA students put their 5 senses to work by really exploring the garden, remembering the taste of the salad from the week before, and drawing them in their journals. The following week, all students learned about seed anatomy. As we “dissected” a lima bean, I explained each part of the…

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Always planting seeds at YOKA

To start off with the first week of October, students learned about the flowering plant life cycle. Students drew the cycle in their journals so they can visualize it better. The following week, students learned about companion planting: what plants like to grow along with each other and which ones do not. With every lesson,…

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YOKA Students learning about Parts of a Plant

On Wednesday it wasn’t just about, “this is the root, this is the stem,” it was about learning what each part does, learning that the leaf brings in food for the plant through photosynthesis and also learning the different parts of a plant that we eat, like a carrot, it’s a root that we eat…

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Welcome to your new garden YOKA!

September 13th marked the first official garden class at Young Oak Kim Academy! I welcomed all the students to their new garden on campus and we talked about some general rules to make sure everyone treats the garden with respect. We also explored the garden, and got to smell and taste some herbs. Classes were…

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