Dutch Fork has an amazing area where once beautiful flowers bloomed year round. Children and teachers used this area to read, write, and learn. Kindergarten and First Grade teachers got together and talked about "reviving" this once Secret Garden.
Sketching a Plan for the Garden
Kindergartners from Mrs. Doremus' class and First graders from Mrs. Perkins' class went out to sketch what they thought the garden should look like.
A note was sent home to parents of Kindergartners and First graders asking for volunteers to help with cleaning up overgrowth and weeds that had taken over the area.
Visiting Woodleys Garden Center
On Friday, May 7th, Mrs. Perkins met with David at Woodleys Garden Center to draw up a planting plan for our Secret Garden.
Planting the Window Boxes
The children in Mrs. Doremus' and Mrs. Spotts' class planted colorful flowers to flower boxes. The 9 new flower boxes were then displayed to the windows facing the courtyard!