The Wexford Elementary School third-graders gave tours of the new Learning Garden to the Pine-Richland Administrative Team.
As a recent PROF grant recipient, Wexford staff has revitalized the garden space as an outdoor classroom and meeting area. The students showed visitors how space could directly connect with coursework that typically is conducted indoors - such as literature, science, and math.
During one tour, third-grader Jackson Reba shared the book Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman. Mrs. Traci Laffey has been reading this book that describes an earthworm and its connection to the earth. Students also explained how seedlings were grown indoors during winter months and transplanted into the garden to monitor for the harvest season.