The Classroom Gardener

Activities and lessons I've gathered to support your inquiry-based school-yard gardening program. Contact me for professional development opportunities for all…
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Plant Videos for Students
Collection of 12 Plant Videos for Kids that would be a perfect complement to a plant unit. Includes a brief description and suggested grade levels for each video.
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Planting a Rainbow Color Sort - Pre-K Pages
color sort activity for preschool
how to grow asparagus the delicious vegetable that grows back every year
How To Grow Asparagus: Plant It Once & Harvest For Decades
How to make a paper seed pot for starting seeds indoors with kids Seeds, Outdoor, Seed Starting, Seed Pots, Paper Pot, Starting Seeds Indoors, Outdoor Learning
How to make a paper seed pot
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100 Resources for Homeschool Nature Study Chickie & Roo Homeschool
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What to wear teaching outside
If you are going to try teaching outdoors in all weather conditions, you'll need to dress for all season comfort. In this post, I share what I wear teaching outdoors year-round in Canada. Read the blog for seasonal advice on what to wear teaching outside! #outdooreducation #outdoored #forestschool #natureschool
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Free printable garden notebooks for the kids by the ever inspiring Alice Cantrell
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How to grow broad beans with kids
Broad beans are an easy, nutritious and delicious crop to grow with young children in school or backyard gardens. They are cold weather crops, which means they grow well during the school year too!
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Planting Remembrance Day Poppies in your Outdoor Classroom
Plant Flander's Field Poppies this November 11th as a meaningful way to mark Remembrance Day with your class. #remembranceday #november11 #outdoorclassroom
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Invite Children's Imagination With Storytelling in Nature
Walking, working and playing in nature invites children’s imaginations to create stories that reflect their lived experiences, their wonders and their understandings of the world around them!
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Top Tips For How To Plant Peas With Kids in BC
Gardening with kids opens up a wide opportunity to try new veggies and to grow your own favourites. Peas are an easy and reliable crop to start with, when growing a garden with kids. Peas picked right from the garden are incredibly sweet and with many varieties available to plant as early as February, a constant source of garden snacking through the growing season.
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How to Plant a Rainbow Garden With Kids
Planting a rainbow theme garden satisfies the sensorial needs of children and visually improves the look of your garden. Get ideas and inspiration with these plant and crop selections for ornamental and edible rainbow gardens.