On Wednesdays, Kid's members become Garden Spirits. July 9, students set all of Mr. Kudlack's Kindergarten Stepping Stones. To do all of them from 8-11 a.m. was quite a feat! Students found out it is HARD work.
To help keep them focused, students also traded planting flowers, weeding and deadheading flowerbeds. It was a great crew. I really like think Jan Van is doing a superior job with the students.
youngsters are involved in "Kid Testing" prior
to digging in the stones.
The Childrens Garden
The Childrens Garden at Onekama Consolidated Schools is blooming through the efforts of students, community members, and community organizations. The garden is located in the courtyard west of the elementary wing. One of the goals of The Childrens Garden is to create an outdoor classroom for all students to enjoy and use to learn in all seasons of the year. At various times of the day, students can be seen observing nature, reading and writing stories, and sketching. A piano recital took place in the garden this past spring.
goal of The Childrens Garden is to
educate students in a variety of academic and
school-to-work skills related to gardening. Students in
grades K-12 have to develop the garden through various
service learning projects. Beginning in the year 2000,
high school students along with community members applied
skills learned in woodshop class to help build seven
raised flowerbeds. Middle school students shoveled pea
gravel and topsoil into the beds. For the last three
years, kindergarten students have created stepping-stones
for a garden path. School-to-Work students worked on
important teambuilding skills by working together to make
several garden benches. The Community Kids Club has
built a garden shed, installed the stepping-stones, and
has helped with garden maintenance in the summer. An
after-school garden club, called the Garden Spirits, was
formed to plant and help maintain The