Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our New Greenhouse and Raised Gardens

This year, we are so fortunate at SSES to have our new greenhouse and raised garden beds.  Each of the classes have been learning, discovering and exploring planting!!!  It has been a wonderful experience!

written by SSES Garden Bloggers

The Kindergartens planted beans in the greenhouse and sunflowers in the raised garden beds.  The Grade 1 classes planted cucumbers, radishes, flowers and two mango trees.  We wonder if they will grow!  We planted lots of vegetables in the raised beds.  In Grade 2, we planted swiss chard, radishes and lettuce in the greenhouse.  Outside, we planted beans, peas, carrots, lettuce and watermelon plants.  Yummy!  In Grade 3, we planted radishes, tomatoes and bachelor buttons.  We even planted Easter Egg should see the "eggs" that grow on these plants!  In Grade 4, we planted squash, watermelon, carrots, peas, cucumbers, onions and beans.  The harvest should be delicious.

The grade 3 classes are planting our new crop gardens today or tomorrow.  We are going to plant wheat and oats.

I had fun planting.  You learn that if your plant doesn't grow the first time, you can plant another one and it will grow.  That's what happened to mine! ~ Erika

I found out that it was hard to plant a mango tree because you had to get your hand very deep in the soil. ~ Leif

I discovered that plants don't always grow!  I replanted mine and now it is really growing! ~ Dylan P.

My class weeded the crop beds to get ready for planting.  It took a long time and we got really dirty! ~ Jordin

I like planting and it is important, too.  I like to watch the plants grow for air for the environment.  No people. ~ Josh

I like planting because I like eating when it is done.  We are going to have a salad. ~ Kyra

Planting the vegetables is good for our environment because it gives people food.  It is also really healthy. ~ Destiny

Plants can grow big or small, but it doesn't matter at all.  They are all still delicious!!!! ~ Mya

Planting was really fun because you get to water them and watch them grow. ~ Mackenzie

We will all have fun eating the delicious food!  We are really lucky to have a greenhouse and the seeds to make it happen!


  1. Mrs. Gibson's Grade 4 ClassMay 30, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    We are enjoying watching our plants grow in the greenhouse! I can't wait until we plant in the garden tomorrow! I agree with all the comments from the students. It is so nice for all the students to be working on one big project together!!! Happy planting and growing!!!!!

  2. Thanks to all of you for sharing our school's planting experiences with our beautiful new greenhouse and raised garden beds. It has been so incredible watching all of you bustle in and out of your classrooms to embark on exciting learning opportuntities and it reminds us all that learning does not only occur in our classrooms but in the wonder of the world around us. There is always so much to learn when we interact with nature and as many of you experienced, sometimes we learn more when projects don't work out the way we expected them to. I know that having this amazing greenhouse and garden area is going to be the just beginning of so many possibilities in our learning at SSES. We are so fortunate! Love from Mrs. Cuthbert

  3. What an amazing opportunity for all of the students at SSES!

  4. Mrs. Arnason's Grade Two ClassMay 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    We loved planting in the Greenhouse. It is fun watching things grow. We can hardly wait until we eat our salads and carrots. We hope eveybody's stuff grows.

  5. Looks like lots of fun!In the green house I planted peas what did you plant? Thank you for sharing a great blog!!! From Maggie

  6. Wow! The greenhouse and gardens look amazing! It looks like you are all so excited and learning so much! I miss you all!

    Mrs. Gray :)

  7. Grade 2 ~ Mrs. MichalukJune 5, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    Our Peter Rabbit gardens are growing. We planted alot vegetables. We enjoyed planting!

  8. what an awesome school letting kids experience planting flowers vegtables etc.