Phil's Garden of Good
Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
The learners discover the joy of caring for and sharing flowers. The students nurture relationships with a master gardener and senior friends and deliver artistic flowerpots with nurtured plants to their friends along with leaf-print personalized notes.
The teacher and a volunteer master gardener teach the students about plant care and the steps and responsibilities of the unit plan.
In this lesson, the students will gain respect for the beauty and value of plants and the natural environment. Students will learn how various conditions affect the growth of plants. They will also compare the love and care needed by plants to the love and care needed by people also. Students will also measure and observe the growth of their seedlings.
The students will analyze the characteristics of a volunteer. With the help of volunteers, the learners will make note cards and transplant their flowers into their decorated pots. These items will be distributed later to senior citizens.