How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? With beautiful and accurate watercolor illustrations this book traces the process of how a little seed grows into the plants and trees that surround us. This book supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Categories: Gardening, General Agriculture, Plants | Type: Book | Age: K - 3rd
Designed to provide teachers and administrators with a range of practical suggestions for making the schoolyard a varied and viable learning resource, Moving the Classroom Outdoors presents concrete examples of how urban, suburban, and rural schools have enhanced the school site as a teaching tool. The book focuses on the practical and the specific, including ideas for seating, signage, planting considerations, teaching/meeting areas, outdoor classroom management, pathways, equipment storage, raised gardens, and more. The book also provides an outdoor activity sampler, information on incorporating technology into the outdoor learning experience, and a chapter on the unique concerns of urban schools.
Many gardeners find that once they have children gardening goes the way of late-night dinner parties and Sunday morning sleep-ins. Raising kids and maintaining a garden can be a juggling act, leaving the family garden forgotten and neglected. But kids can make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. Their involvement becomes the real harvest of a family garden.
Categories: Foods & Nutrition, Gardening | Type: Book | Age: K - 12th
One of the best parts of a young child’s day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.
Categories: Farming, Foods & Nutrition | Type: Book | Age: K - 4th
Watch step by step as berries are turned into jelly! With clear photos you could make your own jelly. Vocabulary words in this book include: berries, boil, jelly, lids, stirred, strained, sugar, and sweet.
Categories: Foods & Nutrition, Gardening | Type: Book | Age: K - 3rd
On the ground or up a fence, vines grow longer each day. Many fruits and vegetables grow on garden vines. Tomatoes are one of those! Readers learn about how tomatoes grow. Paired with beautiful images readers will feel like they are in the garden! Vocabulary words in this book include: fertilize, nutrient, pollen, soil, and many more.
Categories: Foods & Nutrition, Gardening | Type: Book | Age: K - 2nd