My school has really embraced Inquiry-Based Learning and the idea of giving kids the opportunity to learn about things that benefit our community. One of the biggest projects on our campus is a school garden. We have vegetables, flowers, chickens, geese, ducks, hummingbirds, quails and even goats! The garden is run by 3rd grade students, but is assisted by all of the other grades. As an outreach to the little ones, we have partnered with the Tractor Supply Store and are working to have every grade level learn how to grow their own food!
Adapting big projects so that little hands can participate is one of my favorite parts of being a teacher. My newest unit is just that... Growing My Food. Take a look.
We are just beginning this unit, so I will keep you updated on our adventure into farming!