Monday, May 25, 2015

This Has Nothing to do With Technology But Everything to do With LIFE!

Georgia Shape

Our school won a Georgia Shape School Physical and Nutrition Grant. We received $3,000 dollars to spend on a garden and have a chef come in and prepare new recipes. The recipes were voted on and will be added to the menu.

My Friend and colleague Kathy Faletto was asked to have her class and one other second grade class plant and maintain a garden. I had the honor of being that other class. 

This is the story of our experience. We planted our seeds into the little pod holders and waited, and waited. My friend Mrs. Faletto's seed were turning into plants. Her husband, who is a horticulturist, came to my room and said that My seedlings might not be getting enough light and were probably not warm enough. I found a lamp and asked the custodian to hang it up where it would shine on the plants, I found an old square of material and put it underneath and on Friday afternoon, when I wouldn't suffer, I cranked my heat up as high as it would go.

This happened almost overnight! Well, over a weekend.
Then came the day for putting the soil in the planters.

On the second day we planted our little seedlings.

We took turns watering.
Then, food appeared. Our students loved their garden and loved caring for their garden.


You can read a post and see the other class involved here.

Georgia Shape School Physical Activity and Nutrition Grants (Click on Link to see original post and if relevant apply for a grant)

Georgia Shape will award grants to public elementary, middle, and high schools to expand and enhance their physical activity and nutrition efforts to improve outcome measures associated with the Georgia School Health and Physical Education Act and nutritional guidelines outlined by the USDA’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HKFKA) and other related federal laws.  Schools may apply for funding to address the nutrition requirements OR the nutrition and physical activity requirements of these acts. 

You can read more about it here:

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