Ecology and Farm to School (F2S) Lessons Now Incorporated into Science Curriculum for All Chesnut Kindergarteners

f2sThanks to a record after-school Ecology Club enrollment from our kindergarten families, and the initiative of our kindergarten teacher Master School Gardeners in Training — Ms. Hobgood and Mr. Chicoine — the kindergarten science curriculum will now feature hands-on Ecology and Farm to School lessons!

Ms. Hobgood and Mr. Chicoine have secured Ms. Williams’ support in launching these new units for all four kindergarten classes. As a result, instead of staying after school for a monthly meeting, kindergarteners now experience ecology/Farm to School fundamentals built into their daily science lessons.

Lessons throughout October include:

- Fruits and Vegetables:  Compare/contrast various fruits and vegetables; play “What Veggie Am I?” game

- Worms Help the Earth:  Support science standard on plants, using the garden to identify compost critters; Master School Gardener Christen Ramo (former Chesnut teacher and mom of a current Chesnut kindergartener) to guest teach worm unit

- Sheltering Animals:  Build a “Critter Garden” in Chesnut’s backyard using painted rocks from first Ecology Club meeting; create rock garden with hiding and burrowing places

Much thanks to Ms. Hobgood, Mr. Chicoine and Principal Williams for launching yet another creative approach to learning at Chesnut Charter!

Master School Gardeners in Training, Ginna Hobgood (K), Leah Little (2nd), Mark Chicoine (K), and Betty Sule (Counselor) present their plan for Chesnut

Master School Gardeners in Training, Ginna Hobgood (K), Leah Little (2nd), Mark Chicoine (K), and Betty Sule (Counselor) present their plan for Chesnut

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2 responses to “Ecology and Farm to School (F2S) Lessons Now Incorporated into Science Curriculum for All Chesnut Kindergarteners

  1. Science majors in the making! This is an added bonus to expanding the curriculum. What a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn about Earth science. They will become good eaters, good to the environment and science minded. Great job chestnut charter! You continue to impress.

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