As a former classroom teacher, I can attest to the powerful pull food has for students.
Guest Post by Mindy Bañuelos, First Grade Teacher at Pueblo Vista Magnet School It was 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday–time for small reading groups! As a first grade teacher, reading and writing are always at the top of my list. When I sat down with my reading group, I realized I forgot my “green juice.”…
The Triple Tomato Taste lesson is a perfect way to connect home and school in meaningful ways during Food Literacy Month!
The midpoint of July marks the second half of summer. Understandably, returning to school for the 2020-21 academic year is on the forefront of every teacher’s, parent’s, and student’s mind. Unfortunately, given the uptick in Covid-19 cases in many places, including Napa County, school will resume in continued distance learning mode. County public health officials…
Fighting racial injustice must begin somewhere. For me, that somewhere is hope.
Weeds are in the eye of the beholder. This weed season, I offer three reasons to put your energy elsewhere.
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Stone Soup encourages students to try a wide variety of vegetables while building classroom community through cuisine.
As I begin to write this post, I am filled again with the excitement I felt while attending the School Gardeners’ Southwest Desert Almanac conference in Arizona last week. A small but mighty group convened for 2.5 days at the Desert Botanical Garden and Manzo Elementary School in Tucson to share ideas and inspiration as…
Bulbs are easy to cultivate and fun to study in the school garden, even for the youngest learners.
A modified version of a simple DIY “crafting” activity offers a solution to an environmental problem in a way that incorporates engineering design while also teaching sustainability.
In the School Garden Curriculum, Christopher offers a rare gem in the field of garden-based learning that clearly capitalizes on her numerous years of experience leading children in learning outdoors.