To kick off our spring outdoor education season at JF Burns Elementary, we started a plant race by sowing “Pea Plants on the Playground” along the chain link fence in the “Sunflower Row” playground garden this week. I chose a different variety for each grade level so the students can compare and contrast once things get growing. … Continue reading Pea Plants on the Playground, Spring 2017
We have been "digging in the dirt" the last couple of weeks to get a hands-on lesson in how living and non-living things interact. Second graders learned how our school compost pile got started (with leaf donations from Loveland City Public Works this past fall) and how, with the addition of water and air, the leaves … Continue reading Second Graders Study Compost
Last week at JF Burns, first graders learned about growing plants from seeds and how we can use greenhouses to "trap" heat energy and give our tiny seeds a good head start. We explored our soil pods using our senses and shared what we observed. Next, we planted marigolds for our moms, and vegetable seeds … Continue reading First Graders Trap Heat Energy Using Greenhouses
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