Once a week our preppies enjoy a lesson in the school’s edible garden.
Some of our garden lessons involve assisting with the maintanence and care of the garden, learning about the different plants through sensory exploration and learning about food production from the garden to the table.
At other times the children use what they have found and collected for art and other learning activities including sorting and patterning. Here is one of the children’s A B patterns.
Another example……. using leaves and bean pods.
Seeds and leaves………
Some patterns are quite complex…..
The ready availability of natural materials in the edible garden, provides the children with endless opportunities for sorting and patterning, using all their senses in the process.