Classrooms & Gardens
Coupeville School District’s indoor classrooms and garden classrooms are dynamic! Our Garden Coordinator, Zvi, is busy keeping both areas of our School Garden Program engaged, excited and growing! Check in with this page to read the latest news.
Harvest of the Month: Apples!
Fall is here and October Harvest of the Month is Apples! Students got to eat local apples from Coupeville farms, yards, and even apples grown right in the elementary school garden. They were asked to rate them on a scale of 1-10 on flavor and texture, using all their senses to describe their opinions and rank the apples. It was a great activity for kids to do outdoor in the garden!
Cooking Class with Coupeville Veggies
Mr. Z and Miss Elaine have been helping our students learn all about produce that is grown right here on Whidbey Island. They've used beets donated from Kettles Edge Farm to make pickled eggs, potatoes from Bell's Farm and herbs from our garden to make roasted potatoes, and sugar Hubbard squash from Sherman Pioneer Farm to create squash waffles. Stay tuned to hear about what produce and fun recipes they come up with next!
Kindergarten Carrot Harvest
The Kindergarten classes have gotten their first tastes of the garden recently. Included in the taste fest was carrots and last week - kale! We're loving the enthusiasm and energy that is unmatched by this age group! Prior to venturing out into the garden, Mr Z. reviewed the rules of the garden during indoor class time: be kind, be safe, and listen.
New Planter Boxes at the Middle/High School
While it might seem like we only have a garden at the elementary - that's not true! We have garden space at the Middle/High school campus too. That's where our Winter Work Party took place and did they ever get work done! Visit our facebook page to see more pictures (link at top of this page).
Kindergarten Snap Pea Planting
The students had already learned about how to prepare a vegetable bed so that it is ready for the seeds to be planted. They planted the seeds today and learned the importance of having them in neat rows. Once planting was done, the kids watered the plants and made sure they had what they needed.
Planting the sugar snap peas now and giving them the proper care should allow the kids to have peas ready to eat before school gets out in the summer. Many of the kindergarten students expressed excitement at eating fresh vegetables from the garden!