What's Growing On
In the Husky Garden
In garden club we are using inquiry based learning to understand the differences in planting techniques.
Our Three Sisters Garden and our Companion Garden
The Husky Gardeners are currently learning about two different gardening techniques. Go outside and observe. Can you see the difference between the two? Use this Google Doc to guide your thinking.
The Three Sisters Legend - An authentic retelling
Can your students guess which sister is which plant? Students could also draw a picture to represent the legend. For younger kids, read the first three paragraphs.
The Three Sisters Legend:
A long time ago there were three sisters who lived together in a field.
These sisters were quite different from one another in their size and way of dressing. The little sister was so young that she could only crawl at first, and she was dressed in green. The second sister wore a bright yellow dress, and she had a way of running off by herself when the sun shone and the soft wind blew in her face. The third was the eldest sister, standing always very straight and tall above the other sisters and trying to protect them. She wore a pale green shawl, and she had long, yellow hair that tossed about her head in the breeze.
There was one way the sisters were all alike, though. They loved each other dearly, and they always stayed together. This made them very strong.
One day a stranger came to the field of the Three Sisters - a Mohawk boy. He talked to the birds and other animals - this caught the attention of the three sisters.
Late that summer, the youngest and smallest sister disappeared. Her sisters were sad.
Again the Mohawk boy came to the field to gather reeds at the water's edge. The two sisters who were left watched his moccasin trail, and that night the second sister - the one in the yellow dress - disappeared as well.
Now the Elder Sister was the only one left. She continued to stand tall in her field.
When the Mohawk boy saw that she missed her sisters, he brought them all back together and they became stronger together, again.
Don't Squash That Bug!
Do you know which bugs are helpful and which ones are harmful in a garden? Watch these two Youtube videos about a beneficial insect. Now, when you’re an insect detective in the garden, you’ll know at least one helper and how it is helping, no matter where it is in its life cycle.