It's Our Garden

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Title:

It's Our Garden

URL:

http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/its-our-garden/

Content Source:

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson uses a book called It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George Ancona. This book introduces students to a particular school garden that is described in the book. In this book, Ancona shares his fascination with a school garden near his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Over the course of a year, he photographed the students, their friends, teachers, and families as they tended to the garden from seed to harvest. The book itself chronicles how the students planned, carried out, observed, and recorded their work in the garden. Ancona's photo essay is graced with the students' drawings of the plants, the insects that keep the garden thriving, and the wildlife that calls the garden home. The format of this book lends itself nicely to the sequencing activity in this lesson.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
10 ) With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. [RI.K.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.10- With prompting and support, identify who, what, and/or where of an informational text.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
16 ) With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts). [RI.K.7]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
19 ) Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. [RI.K.10]

Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: K
4 ) Gather evidence to support how plants and animals provide for their needs by altering their environment (e.g., tree roots breaking a sidewalk to provide space, red fox burrowing to create a den to raise young, humans growing gardens for food and building roads for transportation).


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.K.4- Observe and/or identify ways plants and animals alter their environment to live.


Tags: food, garden, George Ancona, humans, Its Our Garden From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden, needs, survival
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Author: Stephanie Carver