The self-named “Super Hero Farmers” of Ms. McAlee’s and Ms. Tuck’s kindergarten class are perhaps the most experienced of our student farmers at Walker Jones. As we prepare the children to plant the farm for the first time themselves this spring, our young five and six year old friends felt they were capable of just a bit more. So they will be given their own plot in the garden to develop as they see fit (under a little adult guidance of course), to care for, to harvest.
The students worked hard all week to research and narrow down their choices for crops, using research books (thank you, Lois Ehlert!), a harvest timeline, and persuasive arguments to each other.
The crops, in order of preference, were:
2) Corn, Eggplant
3) Peaches, Beets
4) Phlox, Roses
Next step? A map of their plot.