Wednesday, December 15, 2010

19 1/2 second graders long

Students at Caldwell EOS participated in an unusual activity last week. they measured how many second graders, end to end, it took to measure the length of their existing garden space--19 and 1/2 was their findings.

19 and 1/2 second graders translates to 65 and 1/2 feet X 65 and 1/2 feet. they are measuring the garden space for a garden expansion design challenge to be announced sometime in january.

This comes at the end of a week in which all second graders participated in drawing their perfects gardens in their art class. the drawings are being used to gather important information from these second graders regarding what they want their school garden to be, look like, and include. they drew amazing pictures of butterflies and bees, fruit trees and flowers, outdoor kitchens and classrooms, their friends, teachers, and families. One even drew a scene in the garden of people giving homeless folks food grown in the garden. their drawings will become the criterion by which the expansion design challenge will be judged.

pictures coming soon.

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