Today’s reading investigation: Spring is here… Let’s draft a family garden spot!
Family Sharing: “If you created your own garden spot, what would it look like?” *Invite everyone to share.
Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons.Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
Guided enquiry:Every gardener takes time to browse garden plans from a book or online. Then they cut out/print layout designs for their garden spot. Invite each family member to design their garden spot in their journal. Guide: “What vegetables would you want to grow?”; “Would you have any flowers that would encourage bees to stop and help your plants to grow?”
Next: Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to put their thoughts on paper about
Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned!” Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest.
Discussion Wrap-Up:Invite them to explore some gardening books from our Fort Vancouver Library and/or the garden web-sites listed below. “ Which books should we request from FVRL for our family garden?”Kid’s Gardening link.Raising Lifelong learners: Planting a salad garden link.WholeKids link.
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