Grade-level Garden Curriculum
In order to bring gardening to as many Lincoln students as possible, our mission is to begin a plan for GRADE LEVEL gardens that will eventually be a part of the curriculum for the teachers of each grade.
Kindergarten (KINDER GARDEN)
Use existing two raised beds to start and eventually add one more raised bed to have one per classroom. Future plans to add vertical planting on back fence. The focus of the curriculum will be seed to harvest, colorful, edible and growing a rainbow of sensory experiences.
1st Grade Garden
Future raised beds constructed and installed by 1st grade classrooms. Focus of 1st grade gardens will be similar to kindergarten, edibles, easy to grow and harvest and colorful, beneficial flowers. These raised beds can be expanded to include extra beds for 2nd grade also.
2nd Grade Garden
Future raised beds in same area as 1st grade. 2nd grade garden focus will be on native pollinator plants. This grade will also care for the butterfly garden and will release butterflies in garden in spring.
3rd Grade Garden
3rd grade gardens will start with the existing beds by carpool area. Building on the theme of native pollinators, 3rd grade will maintain the planned hummingbird garden (to be planted in existing raised beds). Future plans for 3rd grade gardens are to build and install raised beds where the storage containers are currently.
4th Grade Garden
Since 4th grade curriculum includes the study of California, we envision a California native garden for this grade. Starting with two existing beds by the back of the gym, 4th grade will help maintain a native plant/drought tolerant garden with no irrigation.
5th Grade Garden
The vision for 5th grade is to have involvement in the science learning garden by the science lab. They could help maintain this space and to have a specific 5th grade garden, like a rain garden (with no irrigation). A future 5th grade edible garden can be installed by the back of technology facing the lunch tables (raised beds).
6th Grade Garden
The plan for a 6th grade garden is to plan and install a ZEN garden, complete with rocks, sand, rakes, etc. This garden is planned to go alongside the art garden.