A Love of Learning Keeps Growing at Countrywood

Mrs. Lamorte’s class planted a ‘kinder-garden’ of their own where teamwork skills are developed as they work cooperatively to create and maintain their garden.
Mrs. Lamorte’s class planted a ‘kinder-garden’ of their own where teamwork skills are developed as they work cooperatively to create and maintain their garden.
With assistance from helpful parent volunteers, children planted hosta, autumn joy, marigolds and begonias.
With assistance from helpful parent volunteers, children planted hosta, autumn joy, marigolds and begonias.

Kindergarten at Countrywood got off to a great start this past September.  Students in Mrs. Lamorte’s class planted a ‘kinder-garden’ of their own. With assistance from parent volunteers, children planted hosta, autumn joy, marigolds and begonias. They will continue to add new varieties of plants as the seasons change.

Gardening is a great way for students to learn new skills while having fun outdoors.  Gardening also provides plentiful opportunities for hands-on learning. By tending to their own plants, students learn a sense of responsibility and a healthy respect for nature. They experience a sense of discovery as they learn about the science of plants, weather and the environment and they expand their vocabulary by learning new terms such as roots, stem, leaves, blossom, annual and perennial.

Teamwork skills are also developed as children work cooperatively to create and maintain their garden. As students care for their plants and watch the flowers grow and change from season to season, their love of learning will grow along with the flowers in their garden.