1st Graders Learning about Soil

Part of the 1st Grade science curriculum is learning about soil, rocks, sand, and silt, and the water retention of soils. We decided to have them get some hands-on experience with soil by helping to harvest, weed, and prep some of our garden beds.

Cckj21ZUkAAwIYs-001

1stgrade-001

First we talked about soils and looked at comparisons between the soil in the beds and in the regular ground. After we explained our plan, we showed them which leaves were vegetables to harvest and which were weeds.

We had lots of good stuff to donate! (We donate to Plant a Row for the Hungry). After everything was harvested they spent some glorious spring outside time weeding and weeding and weeding. They loved it, and I loved watching all those weeds be pulled by 100 tiny hands instead of my own 2 🙂

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s