teachers place high value on teaching time; so do we. Time
spent in Granny's Garden School using our
is directly connected to curriculum standards in Ohio, and our
seasonal schedules (Spring
are calendars that take into
account the needs of our zone 6
gardens and the timing of classroom curriculum, and pair
activities and lesson guides that are
relevant to each of the K-4th grades we work with.
are the land lab to the classroom across curriculum subjects.
Our lesson guides, schedule and garden coordinators are the
reason 48 or our 52 classroom teachers choose to participate in
the program each year.
When we started the program, we did not want to introduce
another curriculum for teachers to have to deal with. So,
we began with what they were already teaching and found
practical ways to connect it to the
gardens. We now have a school calendar's worth of plant
based lessons that not only meet state standards, work with the
school's curriculum and the curriculum map, but matches it all
with the needs of our zone six gardens. In addition, we
have detailed first-fourth grade lesson guides for each week.
We make our planting schedule, lesson guides and support
information and worksheets available, free, to school garden
programs across the country.
We recognize that educators from across the country are using
our lesson guides. So, all of our guides are in
Microsoft Word document format so they can be easily altered to
meet the specific resources and needs of
others who may use them. We do have a
copyright on everything on our website. They are free
educators to use in their garden programs. We ask only
that your recognize Granny's Garden School as the source.