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Day 3 

On May 17,2017 we learned two lessons. The first lesson we soaked pinto beans and dissected them to learn the different parts. Our next lesson came from the book, Project Learning Tree, where we learned about the different parts of a tree. We did an activity where the students acted as the layers of a tree with every group of students acting as a different layer. By doing these activities we now have a better understanding of the way plants work. We also finished our greenhouse and built the potato boxes.



Posted by medillon  On May 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM
  
Day 2 

May 16, 2017 we continued working on the greenhouse. We finished the floor and put a tarp over the roof. A majority of the eighth-grade class worked on the greenhouse, and we are very proud of the work we have accomplished with the help of our wonderful sponsors and teachers.


Posted by medillon  On May 22, 2017 at 9:42 AM
  
Day 1 

The Junior Master Gardener Program started on May 15, 2017. We learned how the plants surrounding us affect our daily lives by laying out our daily schedules. We went home and reported every product in our daily routine that uses plants. Our second lesson consisted of us learning the three types of soil and how water flows through them. We used bottles cut in half and filled them with big rocks which represented sand, marbles which represented clay, and fish rocks which represented silt. We then used a coffee filter and filtered water through the different objects showing. This showed us how slow or fast water flows through them.  We also began working on our greenhouse and laid down the base of the floor and the roof.




Posted by medillon  On May 19, 2017 at 2:31 PM
  

“The Junior Master Gardener Program is an international youth gardening program of the University Cooperative Extension Network. JMG engages in novel, “hands on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind,” said the JMG program.  JMG is a nonprofit organization that gets children involved in exploring their world through meaningful activities that encourage life skills. While also teaching students the importance of the environment around them. Elysian Fields is honored to have a part in this organization. We owe a large thank you to  Randall Segraves of A&M, Matt Garrett of Harrison Extension Agency, and Jennifer Scasta who pointed us in the right direction. We also would like to thank our teachers for allowing us to partiThe Junior Master Gardener Program started on May 15, 2017. We learned how the plants surrounding us affect our daily lives by laying out our daily schedules. We went home and reported every product in our daily routine that uses plants. Our second lesson consisted of us learning the three types of soil and how water flows through them. We used bottles cut in half and filled them with big rocks which represented sand, marbles which represented clay, and fish rocks which represented silt. We then used a coffee filter and filtered water through the different objects showing. This showed us how slow or fast water flows through them.  We also began working on our greenhouse and laid down the base of the floor and the roof.



Posted by medillon  On May 19, 2017 at 2:30 PM