This was the first day of our new group of classes, so the students learned about the rules of the garden. We learned about why it is important to respect all living things and how every living thing has an important role in the garden. We also learned about some basic safety rules when in the garden. Students learned about the first step in the scientific method: Observation. I asked them to become scientists and to observe what had changed in the garden over the summer and what they noticed about the plants and animals living there. After the students had a chance to explore and familiarize themselves with the garden we had a delicious snack of tomato and basil.
Tons of seedlings from our last classes have begun to sprout!