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Literature in the Garden
Teacher Resources

Teaching Concept 1: Garden Basicsliterature in the Garden

Activity 1: P.L.A.N.T.S. Needs
     Your Local Cooperative Extension Office
      Your Planting Zone by Zip Code

Activity 6: Schedule It
     Printable Calendar

Teaching Concept 2 highlighting Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen

Activity 7: Monster Flowers
     Monster Flower diagram (pdf)
      Flower Disection

Activity 8: Sproutzilla
     Sprout Nutrition

Activity 9: Carnivorous Kid Plants
International Carnivorous Plant Society:
     Carnivorous Plant Gallery
     Gallery 2
     Growing carnivorous plants from seed 

     Seed Bank

Teaching Concept 3 highlighting Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Activity 11: Soil Samplers
    Soil Science!

Activity 13: Garden Life Strings 
     Life Cycle - Frog A
    Life Cycle - Frog B (thanks to Mrs. Kennedy's 
    Life Cycle - Frog C  class for submitting!)
     Life Cycle - Ant Colony

     Life Cycle- Butterfly Metamorphosis

Activity 14: Mini-Meadow
     Wildflowers

Teaching Concept 4 highlighting Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers

Activity 17: Learning From Each Other, Maple Syrup Skit
     Maple Syrup Processing

Teaching Concept 5 highlighting The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

Activity 19: Color in the Garden
     Color Resources
      Caldecott Medal

Activity 20: Cracked Teacups and Bent Cake Pans
     Plant Propagation - JMG Level Two

Activity 22: The Garden Story in Words
    Thomas Jefferson's Garden Journal cover
     Thomas Jefferson's Garden Journal page1
     Thomas Jefferson's Garden Journal page3
     Thomas Jefferson's Garden Journal chart

Teaching Concept 6 highlighting Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Activity 23: Overhead Roots
     Root Systems - fibrous, prairie plant systems
     Root Systems - tap or fibrous?
    
Root Systems - storage
     Root Systems - tree systems
     Root Systems - grass systems
     
    
    Send Us Your Kids' Haikus!

Activity 25: Tops, Middles and Bottoms Garden
     Cylinder Gardening

Teaching Concept 7 highlighting Weslandia by Paul Fleischman

Activity 28: Garden-ese
    Pictographs & Hieroglyphics - Ancient Egyptian
    Pictographs & Hieroglyphics - Mayan
     Pictographs & Hieroglyphics - Chinese
     Pictographs & Hieroglyphics - Vietnamese

Activity 30: Playtime in Gardenlandia     
    Flute from Bamboo

Activity 29: Earth Clock
     How Sundials Work?

Teaching Concept 8: Life Skills and Career Exploration

Activity 31: What Do You See?
    Tree & Shrub References
     Flowering Plant References
     Grassy Plant References

Activity 33: The Giveaway
     Giveaway History

Service-Learning and Leadership Development Projects
     Let Us Brag About Your Kids!