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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

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 - 
May - 

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

2015-16 School Year
August - Planning Your Garden Year.
September - Move It!
October - Junior Master Gardener
November - Sharing the Harvest
December - Growing the Garden Movement
January - Seeds, seeds, seeds!
February - School Sustainability
March - School Lunch Challenge
April - Plant Sales
May - Summer Feeding

2014-15 School Year
August - Watermelon
September - Sweet Potatoes
October - Cheddar Cauliflower
November - Broccoli
December - Collards
January - Collards, Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, & Broccoli
February -  Seed Starting Love
March - Seed and Start Distribution
April - Planning for the Summer
May - Pre-planning and Plant Order

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