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Grade Level Curriculum

Christmas CactusThe Gecko Garden team has developed a comprehensive curriculum for all grade levels to help integrate classroom and outdoor activities. This has been, and continues to be a major effort by hard-working and committed individuals, and will lead to the development and fruition (pun intended) of a significant learning environmentf or the students and faculty of Grant School.

For the following, a link for each grade level is provided;

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Summary of Garden Curriculum:

  • Kindergarten classes learn about the fundamental of using garden tools, plant life cycles and insect observation.
  • 1st and 2nd grades observe life cycle of plants and insects, journal documentation, recycling and garden projects.
  • 3rd grade classes observe life cycle of plants, animal habitats and make monthly journal documentations.
  • 4th and 5th grade classes are in charge of the composting and vermicomposting.
  • 6th grade classes work with the soil composition, erosion as well planting produce.

If your class doesn't have a time slot in the garden yet, please talk with your teacher and arrange a monthly visit with Elena Banks-Science Lab Coordinator/Garden Coordinator at etbanks@cox.net

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