This class will give an overview o the importance of including gardening as a necessary part of Practical Life and Botany in the 3-6 environments. The adult learners will participate in hands-on garden/botanical experiences as well as be given a tour of the gardens (butterfly, flowering organic vegetable) and the abundant flora on the 10 acre campus of Summit-Questa Montessori School by the middle school students. The instructor will provide examples of how to introduce gardening from the preschool years through elementary using Montessori materials, gardening materials, books and actual participation in gardening activities. Adult learners will receive numerous hand-outs pertaining to gardening and botany.
You will also work on raising the level of awareness, developing the knowledge base, providing options for collaboration, creating strategies for collaboration, application/implementation of strategies., and the parent-school partnership. Parent Involvement: Raising the level of awareness, developing the knowledge base, providing options for collaboration, creating strategies for collaboration, application/implementation of strategies.