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“Our teachers have added a whole new inter-disciplinary dimension to their planning. The beauty of this garden lies not just in its quantities and types of flowers, herbs and vegetables; it truly lies in its power to attract children, teachers, parents and community members.” Kyle Bush, Principal Loveland Early Childhood Center

2016 Spring Schedule
Information Sheets to Send Home
Granny’s Garden School started in the spring of 2002 on the campuses of Loveland Elementary and Primary Schools.  The curriculum maps at Loveland served as the basis to integrate Ohio learning standards with the cycles of the garden.  Please see our fall schedule for more ideas if the timing you teach the learning standards in this schedule does not occur in spring.

Week Fourth Grade Third Grade Second Grade First Grade LPS First Grade LECC
Jan 8-14 Analyzing Amaryllis Analyzing Amaryllis Analyzing Amaryllis Analyzing Amaryllis Analyzing Amaryllis
Mar 7 Analyzing Amaryllis with graphing Analyzing Amaryllis with graphing Analyzing Amaryllis with graphing Analyzing Amaryllis with graphing Analyzing Amaryllis with graphing
Mar 14 Planting a Salad Planting a Salad Planting a Salad Planting a Salad Planting a Salad
Mar 21  off Making a Garden Map Graphing Invertebrates Trapping Energy Trapping Energy
Mar 28    spring break    
Apr 4 Finding Productive Resources Examining a Decomposing Log on the nature trail Reading Weather How Do Worms Live How Do Worms Live
Apr 11  off What’s in Soil How Does Weather Affect Nature on the nature trail How Do Pillbugs Live How Do Pillbugs Live
Apr 18 Creating a Geographical Map on the nature trail Planting Potatoes Sunflower Goods Uses of Sunflowers Exploring Habitat with Terrariums
creating the habitat
Apr 25  off Soil Composition Graphing Soil and Air Temperatures Patterns in Nature on the nature trail Exploring Habitat with Terrariums
collecting the animals
May 2 Scavenger Hunt Soil Composition follow up Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt
May 9  off Scavenger Hunt Plotting Worm Length Growing Butterfly Food Growing Butterfly Food
May 16 Harvest a Salad Harvest a Salad Harvest a Salad Harvest a Salad Harvest a Salad
May 23 garden jobs