The Learning Garden
The kindergarten and prekindergarten classes learn how to grow vegetables and what is needed to make a plant grow. The children plant seeds, water the garden, and place mulch between the rows of plants. They learn about the different parts of plants and how to monitor the amount of rain that the garden receives.
The children also help plant a small wildflower garden, with the hope of new flowers for the spring. They watch monarch butterflies on the milkweed plants and blue mistflowers. They observe the caterpillars for various butterflies and get excited about all the insects they see.
The Faith Lutherean Day School Team is excited to have the Learning Garden. It is well known that children improve their learning when they can play outside. Learning by participation in the gardening effort has been a great addition to the curriculum.
Some of the parents of the kindergartners also assist in the garden. Having the families work together in the garden is a wonderful family activity for learning and fun.