Monday, January 17, 2011

digging potatoes

Gardening and Cooking with children in school

Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  The school serves 580 students in grades 1st- 6th.  We are unique in the fact that we have fully equipped student kitchen, three outdoor classrooms featuring an outdoor kitchen, vegetable garden, sensory garden and "critter" courtyard.  Our journey began 4 years ago when our district transformed our elementary schools into themed schools.  Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies (HWES) goal was to create a garden to kitchen theme to promote a hands on approach to educating our students. 

This blogging adventure is from the suggestion of a new friend, Jim Long.  Our blog will be an on going learning process and project of our Gifted and Talented students in grades 3rd-6th.  They will be posting our garden and kitchen news and pictures from our school.  Join us as we take our journey through our school gardens !  Come grow with us !