2014 – 2015 Garden Workshop Schedule

September – Introduction to Garden & Planting Fall Beds

 Introduction to Garden

What is a garden? Where does our food come from? Why do we have a garden at our school? What is growing in our garden? What is “organic?” What is “native?” How did we build our garden? How will we be involved with the garden at our school? These questions are raised in discussion with students to identify areas of learning and student’s experiences and knowledge of gardening. Mentors take students on a tour of the garden and identify the plants growing in our Butterfly Beds, Hummingbird Beds, See-Smell-Touch Beds, Native Beds, Herbal Beds, and our beds that grow Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Gourds, Strawberries, Cotton, and Peanuts. Using a scale map drawing of the garden beds, students break into small groups, to identify 10 different plants in their garden and record them in their garden journals

Planting Fall Beds.

In September and March we plant our Fall and Spring Gardens.  These workshops start out in the classroom with a read-aloud about seeds and growing.  Mentors give students seeds to examine and images of lettuce, spinach, radish, and cool weather crops.  Mentors explain the tools we use. Mentors explain the each seed is essentially a baby plant, waiting for water, sunshine, air, and healthy soil, to help grow into a plant. Students use tools to properly measure and carefully place seeds at the right depth and spacing.  Students create signs to mark the plants they have planted.  Students take turns watering their seeds. Mentors discuss the number of days before the plant can be harvested. This is recorded in their garden journals.

 

Tuesday, September 2

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, September 4

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, September 5

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Tuesday, September 9

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

 Friday, September 12

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Monday, September 15

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, September 16

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

Friday, September 19

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

 OctoberSweet Potato Harvest

 This workshop begins with a read-aloud about harvest. Students are asked to define the word “harvest.”  Mentors and students discuss how the sweet potatoes were originally planted in the spring and have grown all summer.  Mentors discuss how George Washington Carver describe convinced the cotton farmers in the south, to grow sweet potatoes as a way to replenish the soil, depleted from the cotton.  Mentors and students discuss the nutrition and valuable vitamins contained in sweet potatoes. Mentors advise in the best methods for harvest of sweet potatoes from our garden beds. Students are given instruction on how to best use our tools Students harvest sweet potatoes by digging them up from the beds.  Each class will be responsible for digging up one 4′ X 12′ foot bed.  Potatoes will be stored, and prepared for November’s workshops.

 

Friday, October 3

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

 Tuesday, October 7

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

 Thursday, October 9

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Monday, October 13

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, October 14

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

 Thursday, October 16

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

 Friday, October 17

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, October 21

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

NovemberSweet Potato Workshop

A read-aloud of a biography about George Washington Carver introduces this workshop. Students are asked to consider his life and achievements in science, farming, art and culture. Students prepare and cook their own homegrown sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes can be prepared in many different ways, baked, mashed, pancakes, pie. To fit into our classroom time periods, we make, sweet potato fries. These fries are prepared in hot peanut oil, in the classroom, and are served with healthier ketchup (that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup.) After eating their fries, students are asked to compare the differences between their own “home made,” “home grown” fries, and those standard french fries, they may have consumed at one of the many McDonald’s restaurants in our community. Students are asked to use their senses to compare differences in how the fries: look, feel, taste, sound, and smell. Mentors record all comparisons on the classroom chalk board. Mentors then expand on this comparison to include the differences in how we grew our sweet potatoes, in our Organic Teaching Gardens, and how the farmers grow the one variety of potato McDonald’s buys, to ensure uniformity in their fries. The books: Botany of Desire and Fast Food Nation are referenced for this workshop. Different farming practices are discussed.Why are farmers forced to use so many pesticides, herbicides and fungicides when growing their potatoes for McDonald’s? What were the original teachings of George Washington Carver?

 

Tuesday, November 4

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, November 6

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, November 7

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Tuesday, November 11

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

Friday, November 14

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Monday, November 17

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, November 18

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

Friday, November 21

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

DecemberWorms & Worm Bin Workshop

What do worms and chickens have in common? How can you tell a male worm from a female worm? Why to worms come to the surface when it rains? A read-aloud of an informational book about worms helps students begin to understand why worms are so beneficial for the garden. Students learn that worms help decompose waste and recycle it into valuable fertilizer. Mentors challenge students examine how we humans, could be as good at recycling, as worms. Students break into small groups to consider the different destinations for items in a bag of “garbage.” Items are identified as those that can be sent to the recycling center, those that could go into our garden compost bins, those that could be put into our worm bins to feed our worms, and those that can be left for trash pick up. Mentors help students identify the different parts of worms with worm worksheets. Students are asked to keep all materials in their garden journals. Mentors then help students to observe and examine living specimens from our worm bins. The red wiggler, a segmented worm, from the annelid family, can really thrive in the captivity of worm bins. Students discover that the ideal environments for worms include: cooler temperatures, darkness, moistness, and availability of food. Students learn about “worm farming” as mentors help them create their own worm bins for their classrooms. These bins will create valuable organic material called “castings” that we can add to our Teaching Gardens. Mentors engage students in a discussion of the value of a 3-pound bag of worm castings, created by worms, in our worm bin, made from table scraps. While all of this activity is taking place, students also create their own edible “worm bin dessert” from a recipe, the dessert is served to all participants. For over 10 years The KCK Organic Teaching Gardens have conducted hundreds of “Worms & Worm Bin Workshops” for nearly 10,000 students in KCK Schools, as well as special workshops for area church Sunday schools, gardening groups, pre-schools, and parent nights.

 

Tuesday, December 2

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, December 4

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, December 5

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Monday, December 8

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, December 9

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

 Thursday, December 11

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

Friday, December 12

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, December 16

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

January The Parts of a Seed & The Parts of a Plant

 What is a seed? Where do we find seeds? Is it true that much of the food we eat comes from a seed? The workshop begins with a read-aloud of a garden book suitable for the developmental level of students. Mentors explain that peanuts are seeds, and students are given their own peanut to dissect. Using the peanut, students identify the parts of a seed: the embryo, the cotyledon, the seed coat. Mentors discuss how these parts help the plant grow. Students plant a bean seed in a miniature, green house to-go, for continued growth observation and graphing. Using a grinder, and peanut oil, students make peanut butter. Mentors review George Washington Carver’s concepts of rotation of plantings.

The Parts of the Plant workshop is often conducted with “The Parts of The Seed.”  Mentors help students identify the main parts of a plant: Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruit and Seed. Using examples from the market: Carrots, Celery, Lettuce, Broccoli, Tomato and Soy Beans, we remind students about the plant parts that we eat.   Mentors discuss the “fruit” of the plant. Students are asked to define the terms: Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruit and Seed and connect them directly to items at the market. Students create edible “Plant Part Art” using crackers and fresh peanut butter with specially prepared pieces of all the plant parts.  Students are asked to consider themselves as not only a scientist, and gardener, but also as “Culinary Artist.”  Handouts with illustrations and terms are provided, for the student’s garden journals.

 

Tuesday, January 6

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

 Thursday, January 8

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, January 9

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Monday, January 12

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, January 13

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

Friday, January 16

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, January 20

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

Friday, January 23

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students)

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

February How Do Plants Grow?

This workshop expands on the information of “The Parts of The Seed” and “The Parts of The Plant” workshops. A read-aloud of a garden book is expanded for students to perform the book as a short play. Students are reminded about the basic things plants need to grow: Sunlight, Water, Air and Soil (rich in nutrients). Mentors and students discuss specifically the individual parts of the plant and why many plants have: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seed. Mentors use visual images and terms at the front of class with special handouts and worksheets identifying the main parts of the plant, the parts of a flower, and the definition of photosynthesis. What does a flower do for a plant? Why are bees, birds, butterflies, and the wind important to plants? Students compare themselves to flowers. Students examine how plants produce fruit? Students and mentors begin several scientific experiments that continue into the following day, that demonstrate how plants take water and food into their roots, up through their stem to the flower. This is one of our more advanced workshops that aims to reinforce 6th grade science benchmarks in the schools, while connecting these benchmarks directly to their garden and their food.

 

Tuesday, February 3

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, February 5

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, February 6

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Monday, February 9

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, February 10

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

Friday, February 13

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, February 17

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

 Friday, February 20

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students)

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

 March – Planting Spring Gardens

 Students look at seeds and pictures of the plants they will plant. Student use measurements to carefully place seeds at the right depth and spacing between seeds. Students create signs to mark the plants they have planted. Students discuss the process of growth for their plants and number of days before the plant is mature. Students plant radish, lettuce and spinach.

 

Friday, February 27

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Tuesday, March 3

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, March 5

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, March 6

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Monday, March 9

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

 Tuesday, March 10

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, March 24

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

Friday, March 27

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students)

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

AprilThe Salsa! Workshop

This workshop begins with a read-aloud of a bilingual book about Salsa, the music and dance that celebrates the African-Caribbean traditions. The book is read by a Spanish-speaking-student with an English-speaking-mentor. Mentors get out the globe to tell the story of how people, from Africa, Spain and the native peoples of the Caribbean, blended and ultimately created the dance and music we call “Salsa.” This discussion is expanded to tell the story of the tomato, cultivated by the Aztecs, brought to Europe by the Spanish, and feared for several hundred years. The Aztecs and their descendants, the Mexican people, have carried their family recipes for Salsa, (the sauce) through many generations. Salsa is now one of our most popular foods, (or condiments) today. Students are asked to consider how our cultural perception of the tomato has changed since the 17th century. Mentors explain how most scientific studies today indicate that the tomato is one of nature’s healthiest foods. Students learn the basic ingredients of salsa, the same basic ingredients originally used by the Aztecs. Mentors explain how students can grow their own Salsa Garden! As a group, mentors and students learn how to make Salsa together, by preparing fresh Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Garlic, Cilantro, Lime, Jalapeno and salt and pepper. Students follow a recipe and prepare and measure ingredients. Before students enjoy their homemade snacks, served with corn tortilla chips, they must first get back on their feet and learn a special salsa dance. Each dance step represents various ingredients of the salsa recipe. While students mix the salsa ingredients, they also mix their salsa dance steps. English/Spanish translations are explored with food, music and literacy providing a celebration of African, Spanish, and Native cultures. We examine the history of Salsa, The Tomato, European Explorers, The Aztecs, Mexicans. This interactive workshop not only warms our tummy but also heats up our feet!

 

Friday, April 3

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

Tuesday, April 7

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, April 9

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, April 10

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Monday, April 13

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

Tuesday, April 14

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, April 21

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

Friday, April 24

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students)

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

MayPlanting Summer Gardens & Harvesting Spring Gardens

 Students harvest the spring garden greens of lettuce, spinach and radishes planted in March. Students plant summer gardens of sweet potatoes, peppers, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, flowers, herbs.

 

Tuesday, May 5

Rosedale Middle School – Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade

(2 Classes – 40 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:21

 

Thursday, May 7

Rosedale Middle School – Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 185 Students)

10:04 – 10:44

10:47 – 11:27

11:30 – 12:55

12:55 – 12:55 (Lunch)

12:55 – 1:25

1:32 – 2:12

2:12 – 2:55

 

Friday, May 8

Quindaro Elementary School

(6 Classes – 134 Students)

9:15 – 10:00 – Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

10:05 – 10:50 – Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

10:55 – 11:40 – Ms. Hurd – 1st Grade

11:45 – 12:35 – (Lunch)

12:35 – 1:20 – Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

1:25 – 2:10 – Ms. Bender – 4th Grade

2:15 – 3:00 – Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Monday, May 11

Argentine Middle SchoolMr. Guidry – 6th Grade

(3 Classes – 74 Students)

 10:40 – 11:25

11:25 – 12:05 (Lunch)

12:05 – 12:40

12:40 – 1:20

 

 

Tuesday, May 12

Frank Rushton Elementary School

(7 Classes – 138 Students)

9:30 – 10:15 – Ms. Hemer & Ms. Sachen – 1st Grades

10:30 – 11:15 – Ms. Andalikiewicz & Ms. Wilcox – 1st Grades

11:15 – 12:30 (Break)

12:30 – 1:15 – Mr. McTighe – 4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15 – Ms. Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:15 – Mr. Jensen – 4th Grade

 

Friday, May 15

Banneker Elementary School

(3 Classes – 78 Students)

1:20 – 2:05 – Ms. Borel – 4th Grade

2:10 – 2:55 – Mr. Smith – 4th Grade

3:00 – 3:45 – Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

Tuesday, April 19

ME Pearson Elementary School

(4 Classes – 79 Students)

1:15 – 2:15 – Ms. Rauer & Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

2:30 – 3:30 – Ms. Fowler & Ms. Shea – 4th Grade

 

Friday, May 22

Northwest Middle School – Ms. Hughes – 6th Grade

(6 Classes – 199 Students)

8:20 – 9:03

9:07 – 9:50

9:54 – 11:50 (Break)

11:28 – 11:50 (Lunch)

11:50 – 12:35

12:35 – 1:14

1:18 – 2:01

2:05 – 2:50

 

KCK Organic Teaching Gardens Collaborating Schools & Contacts

 Argentine Middle School

2123 Ruby Avenue, KCKS, 66106 – 913-627-6750

Principal – Mr. Jereme Brueggemann

Garden Teachers:

Mr. Guidry– 6th Grade

 

Banneker Elementary

2026 N. 4th St., KCKS, 66101 – 913-627-4700

Principal – Mr. Diondre Josenberger

Garden Teachers:

Ms. Caitlin Borel – 4th Grade

Mr. Andre Smith – 4th Grade – andsmit@kckps.org

Mr. Yeo – 4th Grade

 

Frank Rushton Elementary

2605 W. 43rd Ave., KCKS, 66103 – 913-627-3050

Principal – Ms. Mary Welsh – mawelsh@kckps.org

Garden Teachers:

Mary Hernandez

Ms. Martha Hemer – 1st Grade

Ms. Elaine Sachen – 1st Grade

Ms. Kathy Andalikiewicz – 1st Grade

Ms. Angela Wilcox – 1st Grade

Mr. Chris McTighe – 4th Grade

Ms. Angela Wathanacharoen – 4th Grade

Mr. Jimmy Jensen – 4th Grade

 

ME Pearson Elementary

310 N. 11th St., KCKS, 66102 – 913-627-3150

Principal – Ms. Susan Hendricks

Garden Teachers:

Ms. Rauer – 4th Grade

Ms. Kupsch – 4th Grade

Ms. Sjea – 4th Grade

Ms. Fowler – 4th Grade

 

Northwest Middle School

2400 N. 18th St., KCKS, 66104 – 913-627-4000

Principal – Dr. Donnie Mitchell

Garden Teachers:

Ms. Fulece Hughes – 6th Grade Science

Monica Portley –School/Community/Family Specialist

 

Quindaro Elementary

2800 Farrow, KCKS, 66104 – 913-627-4400

Principal – Ms. Stacey Chatmon

Garden Teachers:

Ms. Hurd- 1st Grade

Ms. Richerson – 1st Grade

Ms. Krejci – 1st Grade

Ms. Bender- 4th Grade

Mr. Calvert – 4th Grade

Mr. Harvey – 4th Grade

 

Rosedale Middle School

3600 Springfield, KCKS, 66103 – 913-627-6900

Principal – Mr. Helm

Garden Teachers:

Mr. Carl Perico – 6th Grade Science

Ms. Allison Felten – 6th Grade Science

 

KCK Organic Teaching Gardens

Mark Manning, Garden Coordinator – readinginkansas@aol.com

816-805-6326, http://www.kckorganicteachinggardens.org

 

The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity, Health Careers Pathways Program, K-12

Marcia Pomeroy, Director, K-12 Initiative – mpomeroy@kc.rr.com

Ursula Carrillo, Senior Coordinator – ucarrillo@kumc.edu

Douglas Walker, Program Liaison to KCKPS – dwalker@kumc.ed

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