5th Grade Gardencraft Project

For the next few weeks of school Mr. Stucky’s and Mrs. Yeldell’s class will be in teams of two to see how they can change the way we do things in the garden. This project will help the people and environment all around us. These 5th grade classes have their own teams of two example: Leam and Garrick, Daniela and Anajaha, etc. These teams will find new ways to keep bugs away, help the plants grow better, and other things to help the plants, crops and other things we need to live.

Preparing to plant

Starting this week on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the weather; we will start planting either in seeds or starter plants to start our experiments. We will collect data to see how different it is if we do things to our plant versus if we don’t do things to our plants, we will take other data like how long it grows, how deep it go’s, how different does it look, etc. We plan on checking in on the plants at least every 3 days to water it, and get data on it.

Day of the Presentation

On May 22nd we will present to the community and experts to see what has changed in the past 3 weeks and what has helped the plants and what has not. This will help us notice what will help the plants and what does not help the plants, we will try to apply these strategies to our crops that we need to live. 5th grade students will be in control in everything they do or they don’t do.

Written by Daniela Ocasio Pena

5th Grade students weeding the garden at the 12th Street Community Center
Pulling weeds takes a lot of concentration
5th Grade students weeding the garden at the 12th Street Community Center
Will we ever run out of weeds?
5th Grade students weeding the garden at the 12th Street Community Center
Team work makes the work go faster!
5th Grade students weeding the garden at the 12th Street Community Center