My husband and the munchkins are big Chipotle fans (me not as much), but they do seem to be healthier than many fast-food options. So if you are giving away fast-food prizes for your student reading program, Chipotle could be the way to go. They have a reading rewards program for grades K-5 where they … More Free Chipotle for Readers
If you’ll be in Athens tomorrow for the Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference, I’d love to see you. I’ll be presenting twice. At 1:10 I’ll be doing STEAM Up-Close: Close observation, close inquiry, close reading–and my friend and non-fiction writing guru Heather L. Montgomery is going to be able to join me (room C). … More Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference on Children’s Literature
I’ve written about a number of gardening resources recently, and thought I would tie them all up in one post, for easy reference.
Emily Morgan, of the acclaimed Picture Perfect Science series, delighted me by bringing me a book to sign at GSTA. Apparently, her son loves Recycled Science by Tammy Enz and me! He has made videos of himself doing some of the experiments, and I hope I get to see one sometime.
I’ve been on a gardening kick here recently with my posts. I thought I’d share a list of picture books about gardens and gardening. Someone on Goodreads has compiled a remarkable list–169 in all. Many of these I’ve read, and others look intriguing. I’ll add one more that’s not on the list, especially for the … More Gardening by the Books
The Maryville Daily Times published a lovely article with really fun pictures about my visit to Porter Elementary School in Maryville, TN last week. Thanks!
I know, it’s still winter and here I am continuing with the gardening posts, and today I even have the nerve to propose planning for summer. Summer can be the hardest part about school gardens. Finally, all the produce comes piling in…and there aren’t any students to harvest it! Growing Gardens has a compiled a … More Planning for the School Garden–In Summer!
My children’s school participates in Project Learning Garden. The school got a variety of gardening materials, curriculum, and training. But the neatest part was the way this project bridges to eating. Participating schools get a cooking cart that has materials and recipes to take into classrooms to prepare foods from the garden. The teachers have … More Project Learning Garden
I realize I’m writing about gardening in the bleak of winter, but now is the time to plan if you have a school garden. That, and you have take advantage of this opportunity by February 15. Bonnie Plant Farms is giving cabbage plants to THIRD GRADE classes (only) that will allow students to grow a … More Giant Cabbage Heads
I learned recently about a fascinating twist on school gardening available through the International Space Station. You can request tomato seeds that have spent time on the ISS. Then your students grow them in your school garden and compare them to Earth-bound controls. They even get access to the data from all other participating schools. … More Out-Of-This-World Gardening