The Red Emperor tulip bulbs that our first grade students planted last fall have finally bloomed! What a great splash of spring color they have created at Valley View!
In November of this school year, all first grade students planted a red emperor tulip bulb. Valley View is participating this school year to help track signs of spring and reporting data to a citizen science program.
On March 29th, our students ventured out to check on their tulips and report their observations! Their tulip bulbs already began to emerge. (check out the live reporting map here.)
What a great real world science and math application! Students measure their very own tulip bulbs in inches! Our next observation will be when their tulips bloom! They will be bringing their tulip bulbs home with them at the end of the school year!
Mrs. Marciano's 3rd grade class worked with Mrs. Mia Baldwin in the garden this week after their lesson on how to find perimeter using inches as a unit of measure. Prior to visiting the garden for the first time this school year, students reviewed our garden safety rules via the student made video.
While outside, students found the garden bed's inner perimeter and then planned to arrange their seeds, sugar snap peas. We are looking forward to a tasting before summer break!
Students in Miss Smith's, Mrs. Zimmerman's and Mrs. Viteri's 2nd grade class learned about pollinators and started some Zinnia and Marigold seeds for Valley View's Monarch Waystation. Special thanks to Mrs. Baldwin for the inspiration and the seeds!