Garden Resources

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Grade Sorted Garden Lesson Plans

(Standard and Season Aligned)

First Quarter

Kindergarten: Matter --SKP1b 
Six of one, half dozen of another

First: Water/Weather and Seasons --S1E1c 
Seasons on a Farm 

Second: Matter --S2P1a 
Mini Terrariums 

Third: Rocks, Minerals, Soils, and Fossils --S3E1 .
Sensual Soils

Fourth: Stars and Our Solar System – S4E2c 
Tracking the seasons 

Fifth: Cells and Microorganisms-- S5L4a 
Friend or Foe 

Second Quarter

Kindergarten: Day & Night Sky -- SKE1c 
Dark Plant, Light Plant 

First: Magnets/Lights and Shadows --S1P1a.

Second: Seasonal Changes--S2E3a 
Tracking Weather 

Third: Habitats of Georgia -- S3L1b.
Read About Seeds

Fourth: Explain the Water Cycle – S4E3d
Lettuce Learn About the Water Cycle 

Fifth: Classification --S5L1b 
Which Plant is Which? 
Genes & Inherited Traits -- S5L2b
Heirloom Planting 

Third Quarter

Kindergarten: Living and Nonliving Things -- GPSSKL1 
Between and Rock and a Hard Place

First: Sound/Animals --S1L1b. 
All about earthworms

Second: Energy --S2P2a 
A Shoebox of Sunshine

Third: Heat Energy - S3P1c 
Solar Ovens 

Fourth: Simple Machines – S4P3a 
Force and Motion

Fifth: Matter and Changes -- S5P2a&c 
Physical and Chemical Change 

Fourth Quarter

Kindergarten: Plants and animals -- GPSSKL2(b)
Garden Sensory Exploration

First: Plants --S1L1a. 
Plants Plant Part Salad 

Second: Life Cycles --S2L1c 
Plant Life Cycle 

Third: Pollution and Conservation -- S3L2a. 
Food Roots and Routes 

Fourth: Ecology -- S4L1b 
School Garden Ecosystem Game

Fifth: Earth's Surface Features S5E1c 
Soil, Don't Go!
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Archived Issues

2018-19 School Year
August - Fall School Garden Festival, GS Kick Off, Workdays
September - 
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2017-18 School Year
August - Welcome back!
September - Green Schools
October - Make Room for Legumes
November - Food Systems and Meals in the Middle
December -  Harvest
January - Looking for Farm to School Champions
February -  Hydroponics
March - School Lunch Challenge and Garden Champs
April - Winners and Foodcorps Lessons
May - Plant Orders, Composting, Popsicles

2016-17 School Year
August - Welcome back!
September - Fall Harvest and Garden Workdays
October - Soil and Leaf it to Spinach
November - Pollinators and Squash
December -  Water Conservation and Extension Pubs
January - Order your plants! Georgia farms.
February - New Extension Class Schedule
March - School Lunch Challenge
April - Plant sales
May - Summertime events

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Lesson Plans
UGA Cooperative Extension Garden Resource Page
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Captain Planet
Georgia Organics
"What's On YOUR Plate" and Fed Up Movie and Curriculum (available for loan from KACCB)
Growing Minds (Lesson Plans and List of Books for the Garden)
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