S: Valley Oak Outdoor Learning Center 2012
FC: The Valley Oak Outdoor Learning Center est. 2012 With love, The VO Green Team
1: Teri Hustedde, Andria Kaye, Norell Naoe, Vicki Bommer, Julie McGough, Anne Stuckenschmidt, Heather Lazzarini, Paula Illanes-Spoerer
3: The Green Team planned several Friday afternoon healthy snack bars to raise money for the installation of the garden.
5: Construction Begins December 2011
7: Christmas vacation 2011
9: Upper grade students divided the 4' x 6' beds into 1 foot squares to get ready for planting. They measured, hammered, and tied twine to mark off the 1 foot spaces.
11: The children made biodegradable newspaper pots to plant seeds in. We put the seeds in our green house for the winter.
12: The Smith Family Organic Farm donated a variety of small vegetable plants that we planted into one of the garden beds.
15: Garden Grand Opening March 2012!
17: Mrs. McGough's first grade class built a model to show how photosynthesis works.
19: ECL created science boards for the garden grand opening. The boards displayed information on composting, parts of a plant, sun dials, earthworms and seeds.
25: Mrs. McGough teaching her Tops and Bottoms lesson to her 1st grade class.