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Hands on Summer Camp: Gardening: Grades 3,4,5: Level 1

In this 6 Week Summer Camp students will explore with a hands on approach the basics of gardening.
Despe Lebel
3 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Will be kept strictly plant related, but talking about the different part of plant materials does mention the reproductive parts of the plant, will be labeled as the "giving" and "receiving" flowers. Because one does give the pollen and one receives it.
Some outside time before the class will be required. 

Students will be asked to take one nature walk with parents or guardian outside before the first online class. During this walk students will be asked to print out and take along a scavenger hunt worksheet to fill out either during or after the walk. This can be done in ones back yard, local park, community garden or even a balcony garden!
 1 file available upon enrollment
A working printer is required for this camp, it does not need to be in color. Garden Journal. This can be a composition book, a homemade journal or loose leaf paper Day 1: Planting Seeds (assorted please get at least 5), soil, water, egg carton Seasonal Garden Planner (print this), markers, colored pencils, brad Food Preference Survey (print this) Scavenger Hunt (print this) Day 2: Veggie Wrap (assorted leaves,stems, roots, seeds, flowers and fruit) Plant Part Poster: poster board, markers, crayons or pencils. Day 3: Seed Sort/Match: assorted seeds saved from class 1 Seed Dissection Activity: big seed soaked overnight, plate (paper is fine), toothpick or tweezers. Seed Paper: toilet paper, glue, seeds saved from class 1. Day 4: Flower Dissection: flower and tweezers or toothpick Pollinator House: soda bottle, scissors, xacto knife or box cutter, cardboard rolls (from 4 toilet paper or 2 paper towels), pencil, tape, string Plant Lapbook (print this) Day 5: Make a Bug: pompoms, googly eyes, popsicle stick, glue, tissue paper, or other assorted items. Wormy Wonder: Jar, dirt, piece of apple, worm. Insect Crossword (print this) Day 6: DIY Composter: 1 empty two-liter soda bottle, Sharp knife, Nail, Shredded newspaper, Dirt (not potting soil, use dirt from outside), compost materials (grass clippings, vegetable scraps), small handful of dead leaves, flat dish to hold composter, spray bottle with water. Soil Test: Mason Jar, Soil from bag from class 1 or backyard This may seem like an overwhelming and extensive list, however most objects are household items, if you have any problems with sourcing these items please message me!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will not be graded. This is a for fun camp that will teach valuable life skills and keep students excited about gardening!
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students may need help cutting, gluing, writing or may need to be observed outside during periods of this class but is at parental discretion.  

In class 5 students need a worm, some dirt and a piece of fruit (such as an apple core) please have these ready before class. If you cannot find a worm please message me and we can arrange a different bug. 

Students around class 6 will be asked to collect a sample of soil from their property or from purchased soil saved from class 1. This may require supervision to go outside.  You will also need some dried leaves or old flower petals, dirt, grass clippings and shredded newspaper.

Students will need parents to prepare two cut plastic bottles before classes 4 (16 oz)  and 6 (2 liter). The top of the bottle will need to be reused in class 6 so please do not throw it away. 
Gardening curriculum will be provided, outside links to local Extension office and other state extension offices for gardening purposes. 


Despe Lebel
Lives in the United States
Educator sharing the teachable moments of gardening, animal husbandry and life skills.
3 total reviews
7 completed classes

About Me

Some of the classes I hope to share with Outschool pertain to gardening, agriculture, canning, and sociology.  I graduated with a B.A in Sociology and pursuing my MEd in Elementary Education. I am a public/homeschool mom of three. I enjoy reading... 
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