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April 01, 2021

This spring Waialua Elementary kindergarten teachers rebuilt their garden beds and have planted the ʻĀINA Butterfly Garden with their students. Waialua Kindergarten teacher shares: 

“School gardens provide students with a real-time look at how plants are grown.  It also helps children develop new skills: responsibility - as they care for the plants, understanding - as the children learn about cause and effect and self-confidence - as they achieve their goals of growing something, seeing it thrive, and knowing that they had a part in helping the plants grow and survive.”

School gardens are an incredible tool for education far beyond the science and math, in the past few weeks Waialua kindergarten students practiced their art skills in the gardens by drawing their garden observations. What lessons do you like to teach while out in the garden?  If youʻre looking for some ideas, you can check out the ʻĀINA Butterfly Garden Curriculum, Student Workbooks and resource sheets here.